- Douglas Rushkoff: Man died in self-driving Tesla crash, a reminder that humans and autonomous vehicles are incompatible
- He says car companies have long advanced the goals of their auto technology and profit over the needs of humans
- Rushkoff: Companies locked into outmoded car culture vision, should instead aim to reprogram transportation from the ground up
Douglas Rushkoff writes a regular column for CNN.com. He is a media theorist, the author of the book "Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus" and professor of media studies at CUNY/Queens. The opinions expressed in this commentary are his.
(CNN)We think of automobiles as American as baseball, apple pie, and hotdogs - or at least that's what the car advertisers have gotten us to believe.