The Best Satire Mirrors Reality
Jan 23, 2022 • 10:08
Omeleto released a video in March 2021 that describes a utopian society where citizens are programmed to spy on each other. It is brilliant and disturbing. One vignette depicts a man blowing desperately into a breathalyzer device telescoping from the steering wheel of his vehicle to start it.
The developers were prescient. Later that same month, President Biden introduced the $2.3 trillion American Jobs Plan, which eventually morphed into the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (“Act”) that was signed into law several months later. The Act includes several clauses onerous to motorists, including Section 24220, Advanced Impaired Driving Technology, which has caused much consternation, and rightfully so.