A few posts back we contemplated the mental doom of folks who whilst ensnared by their cell phones had their bodies physically respond by walking slower.
We encountered something similar over the weekend. While walking back to the car I was daydreaming and unconsciously took out my keys to unlock my car and open the door.
The thing is, since my neighborhood is relatively safe, I often don’t even lock my car doors. I don’t have anything in there worth stealing. Unless someone wants some quarters or an old dog bed. Or weapons grade uranium, I keep that in the truck though.
And even more, in this case I had all my windows down as Summer has begun to make its appearance.
So not only was I unconsciously unlocking a car door that was already unlocked, but I was doing so on a door with the window completely open.
My brain just did this entirely out of muscle memory on its own. Only when I realized what I’d done did my daydream break and I started laughing.
Your brain is quiet the strange thing. Scientists still don’t know entirely how the darn thing works. And in many ways I hope they never fully crack the code.
Otherwise we’d been given the opportunity to experience the joys of Machine Overlord Leadership with the occasional purge. Which would be a bummer.