Some call it “convenience.” Others more of a “nuisance.” It seems that so much of our lives have become regulated in one form or another. Can we really not board the freeway by ourselves anymore? Do we need the meters to tell us when it’s “our turn” to merge into traffic? Or do we need automatic toilet flushers or water faucets? If so, why? Would we leave them running otherwise? And what about food and beverage suggestions and regulations? Maybe all of this is a result of people no longer being able to think adequately for themselves. Or, perhaps these things really are conveniences that make our lives better. There may be no right or wrong answer to these questions. But your take matters on Thursday’s show.