And that fear is what I'll do with my life when my #1 hobby is dead and gone.

So, we all know what is coming. Someday, cars won't really be cars. They'll be soulless blobs that transport us from point A to point B, with no external input required. There are many that even suggest that car ownership itself will die out, because we will just use a smartphone to summon a nearby self-driving car to come pick us up. There are pros to this, of course, such as lower accident rates, DUIs, etc. However, it just makes me sad.

From even before I could talk, I've been obsessed with cars. I can name every one that goes down the road. My first word was "wheel." By the time I was in middle school, I had literally thousands upon thousands of die cast cars (Hot Wheels, Matchbox, Maisto, etc.). Cars have always been my number one interest and my main passion. What I'm wondering is...what am I going to do when they don't really exist anymore?

I honestly wonder about it. It may sound silly, but I truly don't know what my life will be like once my number one passion is gone. I spend so much time with cars, looking up cars, researching them, working on them, etc. They always have been my passion and they will be until it is no longer possible.


Does anyone have similar fears or wonders? Or am I the only neurotic/paranoid one?