Loving Unnecessary Technology: The Monorail

Sometimes technology is more about what we want than what we need.

How much do we love monorails? A ton! The best part about science fiction is the idea of conveniences that are beyond our dreams. This is the monorail. It is practically beyond our dreams. It takes us between two places we don't need to go to. And that's what makes us go to them.

Do you want to go to a Mr. Mister concert? No! What if you could ride a monorail into the stadium? Yes! Kyrie Eleison, the monorail has been sent from heaven!

Well unfortunately, the monorail loses some of its wonder over time. It always keeps a little bit. You feel a little silly riding it, and yet still a little giddy. This is the best type of technology.