DOGs vs CATs

Dogs have owners, cats have staff. And so too with these two models for thinking about mobility.

DOGs are Dedicated or Owned Goods which means vehicles that are owned, leased, subscribed to or rented since they are dedicated to the use of a single individual. DOGs are loyal, waiting patiently for their owner when not in use and therefore generally reliable unless the specific asset fails. They tend to prefer the suburbs and the countryside, but in cities they have a tendency to pollute the sidewalk.

CATs are Common Asset Trips. These are all the kinds of trips that have a fleet of vehicles that support the service (including transit). CATs congregate most densely in cities, but are found almost everywhere when you know where to look. While most people will claim they prefer the loyalty of DOGs, they recognize the independence of CATs. CATs get around and don't have a particular loyalty, but are usually available just when you need them so long as you're willing to pay them something in exchange. They tend to be nimble and adaptable and also cleaner, faster and more efficient.

Roamio CAT card, "What's in a name? That which we call food deliver'd / By any other word would taste as good"; it represents a sidewalk delivery drone; "Staffing instructions: This little fluffball comes to you when you call but doesn't hang around for long. Occasionally gets stuck in a corner and needs to be coaxed out."
Glory CAT card, "I am the truth, the way and the life. No one will get anywhere if not by me"; they represents an autonomous vehicle; "Staffing instructions: Perfect. In the future. When you play this card, you automatically win."
The Next Big Thing CAT card, it represents the next big thing; "Staffing instructions: This card imitates a card already in play, bud adds +1 to each utility property."
Shrödinger's CAT card, "WANTED: Dead and alive"; they represent a complicated philosophical problem; "While in play, at the start of each turn, flip a coin: - if heads, draw two cards from the investment pile; if tails: discard your hand"
Drawing of archetype DOGs and CATs cards
Connectivity card, Type: Digitization
Autonomy card, Type: Automation
Teleoperation card, Type: Automation
Regulatory intervention card, "Return up to two target DOG or CAT cards to player's deck and shuffle the deck"

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