Forget gators, zombies, and escaped pet pythons. The new menace in Florida, if this ad is to be believed, is the driverless cars that terrorize the streets, mowing down slow-moving pedestrians and smashing into things.
The spot is a last-minute attack on Jeff Brandes, a state representative from St. Petersburg running for an open state senate seat in today’s Republican primary. Brandes sponsored Google-backed legislation this year that made Florida the second state in the country to allow driverless cars on its roads. He never imagined it would become a political issue.
I, for one, welcome our new robo-car overlords.
We live in the comic-book future. Unfortunately, it looks a lot like Transmet and Futurama.