汽车机动时代的终结?

发自美国奥尔巴尼——在当今世界,每个人都非常珍视自身的自由和独立。而那些汽车广告商一直以来心知肚明的诀窍,就是没有什么比驾车飞驰更能带给我们自由的感觉了。

没有机动化,就没有现代化。经济依赖于人员和货物的自由快速流动,而人们也发明了一系列运输技术来满足自身的需要。先有火车载着旅客货物以前所未有的速度飞驰,然后又有大型轮船纵横四海,接着到了20世纪,飞机的出现让我们的旅行更加便捷。

但对大多数人来说,汽车才是机动性的化身。汽车载着边远地区的人们来到城市,而城市人又开着汽车来到乡村。对中产阶级来说,汽车是必备品,而全世界的穷人则视汽车为一种敲开上层社会的钥匙,一种阶级地位提升的象征。

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