Digital cities can lead to people becoming more interconnected and lessen the materialistic genes of most Americans that are more about the “me” and not the “we.” Allowing people to voice their concerns quickly and efficiently about what’s going on in their community whether it’s stopping a big box store from moving in, the construction of a housing project, or concerns about local government is spending your money. The internet is supposed to be an open forum where people are allowed to express the ideas freely and as often as possible. This will allow for new and more efficient way of living and that could be accomplished by implementing a car sharing or smart- car program into someone’s everyday life. This can be accomplished through the internet and start as a grassroots operation because obviously something as progressive as this will not appeal to many people in the beginning that’s why it will take a small group of loyal followers to keep the movement going because in order for an operation like this to be truly successful it has to help to change the mentality of the majority who will otherwise let a wonderful opportunity pass them by.
The areas in which communal cars are springing up tend be more progressive thinking cities more intent on doing their part to slow down climate change. In order for the idea of sharing cars to appeal to the masses we have to show them the monetary values of sharing cars because let’s face people are sad about the environment but they care about money a little bit more. The mentality of most Americans is the give men mentality not the give back mentality. So in order for the greater good to prevail we have to succumb in to the give me and show them by using this option for transportation your get back money to spend on something else and not the maintenance of a vehicle. People need to use the internet more proactively and get involved whether it’s championing car sharing or something else. The internet is here for the benefit of all and it’s time to start utilizing it to its maximum capabilities. One day people will be allowed to vote online instead of going to an actual polling place so now is the time for people to maximize the internet to get their views out there so that they are not ignored. Be more active post your comments to recovery.org, blog but just increase your participation since the internet is meant to be a place where opinions can be voiced and taken seriously.