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January 22, 2015

He was shut up as the car pulled out from the bay into the road with a great voo-ooo-ooom! A gale roared past Barlow’s head, though the windows seemed to be closed; the impression of speed was terrific. He located the speedometer on the dashboard and saw it climb past 90, 100, 150, 200.
[…]Barlow stiffened as he realized that the rush of air past his ears began just a brief, unreal split second before the car was actually moving.[…]
—Excerpt from Cyril M. Kornbluth, “The Marching Morons,” 1951

C.M. Kornbluth freakin’ nailed it.

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