In twenty years there will be fewer cars in use than there are today. Do you agree or disagree?

It is a common opinion that in twenty years the number of cars people use will decrease. However, I do not agree with this statement and think that the number of cars will actually increase. I feel this way for the following reasons. To begin with, cars remain the most widespread way of transportation and so far there has not appeared an equivalently efficient and available substitution. Therefore, the demand for cars will only increase as the population grows and the number of cars in use is going to get bigger. My personal experience supports this point of view: most of my friends got their driver licenses as soon as they were eligible, that is, as soon as they turned eighteen, and not so long after that bought their first cars. And they constantly use them to this day and are not willing to give them up or use other means of transportation. Furthermore, fewer cars in use is not financially beneficial for the companies producing them, thus, these companies will do anything to keep people buying new models. Given the money car manufacturers earn, it is obvious that they have a lot of power, hence, it is not very difficult for them to convince a person that purchasing a new car is almost a necessity. For instance, notice that a significant portion of commercials on television is dedicated to cars. The same applies for radio commercials, billboards, advertisments on the internet and so on. With everyone around telling you to buy a car it feels only natural to succumb to the pressure and follow the advice. To conclude, I believe that not only will the number of automobiles people use not decrease but it will actually grow. The reasons for this is the fact that cars are still the best way of transportation in terms of availability and efficiency and that they are actively promoted by the companies producing them.
Submitted by Alex Roze on
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