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Our cars are becoming “…the ultimate consumer electronic of the digital age,” says Professor John Wihbey in “The Closing of America’s Open Road,” in WBUR’s commentary website,”Cognoscenti.” The article was posted on January 1.

“That free mobile app that so conveniently reroutes us around traffic comes with a hidden price. It’s a price that will take years for us to appreciate. But the next time you find yourself on some obscure back road, rerouted by an algorithm, take note of all of those cars suddenly ahead and behind you. And let out a low, bovine moo.” Read the rest of the article.