The new electric Mini Cooper has a built-in game.
If you get in, activate the voice commands, and say, “My mini! Activate! Minimalism!” then it shows you a graphic of a fish in a fishbowl, and if you waste electricity while driving, the water sloshes out of the fishbowl and the fish is dismayed. You can see the non-electric version in action here.
My newer one is a little more 3-D.
I have looked at my efficiency data already with the iPhone app and I am 3 out of 5. Of course now I want to see that in fish terms.
Of course what I really want to do is see if I can kill the fish.
I gave it a shot yesterday. When I drove like a old lady, the fish leapt out of the bowl and caught a star. When I floored the accelerator, the fish’s mouth gaped open in horror, and an image of a foot flooring an accelerator popped up on-screen.
But flooring it is soooooo satisfying. No gearing up, no shifting, you’re just suddenly I n warp speed with no waiting. I am afraid my fish is going to be very unhappy with me.