I opened the paper this morning and was met with a headline that said “Crash Dummies Will Soon Be Smarter”. Really??? Immediately, my mind started to plummet into the world of whimsy where it wallows in the ridiculous.
First, the article said they would soon be smarter, inferring that they were already somewhat intelligent, which would seem to be something of a contradiction since we call them “dummies”. Also, how smart do they have to be before they will not let someone strap them into a vehicle that is about to streak headlong into a barrier.
That aside, I began to picture the following conversation between Duncan and Durwood, two of these dummies.
Duncan: Hey Durwood, I saw them bring another car into the test site this morning. Did anyone say anything to you”?
Durwood: Not a word, but they never tell me anything anyway. They treat me like some kind…
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