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If Only the Traffic in Los Angeles Moved THIS Fast…

June 19, 2014 by Brian Champlin

In case you hadn’t noticed, I’m somewhat of a social media content fiend.

Instagram, Vimeo, YouTube… whatever the platform, it does not matter.

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If it involves Los Angeles I’m all over it, and one slippery step can take me down a path that leads to endless hours of investigation, watching, reading, and ultimately, production of the type of curated articles you’ll often find on this website.

Case in point…

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So today when I was playing around doing searches on YouTube and stumbled across a series of time-lapses of driving in the Los Angeles area, I wondered to myself, what if traffic in L.A. wasn’t the cataclysmic headache that everyone, both residents and non-residents alike, complain about?

What if in some mythical dream world traffic on the 405 moved this fast…

 

Or like this…

 

What if in the future our cars blurred by at the speed of amazing..

 

Zipping through downtown like a seamless stream of supersonic ants, flowing in perfect harmony.

 

Maybe in the not-too-distant future Google (or some other bringer of technology) will mass produce a computer driven vehicle that will make that possible.

Maybe it’ll all be networked together and tailgating, drunk driving, and all the perils of human operated automobiles will be something our grandkids laugh about while hanging out drinking neo-microbrews at their post-hipster gastropubs.

“Bruh, can you believe there was a time you actually had to press a pedal with your foot to make your car go?”

“I know bruh. My pops told some stories to me. I guess a bruh even ran into him once. Can’t imagine bruh…”

Oh well. I guess we’ll see where the future takes us.

Until then, all we can do is dream. And watch lots of YouTube video time-lapses.

In any case, I’ll definitely have that second part covered.

If you have a thought, comment, or random funny story about L.A. traffic, we heartily encourage you to leave it in the comment section below. 

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