Just read an article that indicates that GM cars will now be running routine diagnostics on themselves and reporting back to you via ONSTAR.
Apparently you will now receive an e-mail from your car to let you know how it's doing. I'm pretty excited about this concept...Neverthelss a bit strange.
The marriage of technology into our day to day lives has certainly made my life a lot easier. A few items that come to mind are: direct deposits, direct debit payments, cell phones, e-mail via blackberry. Most of the mundane tasks that would eat up precious hours in a busy schedule, are now automated, and have given me more quality family time.
Getting an e-mail from my car telling me it's time for regular service, lets my brain cells think about other things...