: Is that eternal, or a result of a specific cultural setting/ mileu?
According to SDF we might be able to develop a society where sitting next to a complete stranger at the bidding of a faceless transport organisation is the preferred mode, lest we encounter the sheer horror of being alone and away form the safety of lying nakedly hidden from the self in the open tribe of masses.
(that wasnt meant to sound pervy!!)
As I said, its not about whats the best way to get from A to B, but for each person "what way do I want to get from A to B". and for most its 'my car', my being operative. My car, my bike, my feet.