Thursday, 27 July 2017

Polygamous Cars

So, hydrocarbon cars are to be phased out from 2040. I somehow can't see electric cars being the answer and will wait for the next technology to arrive - possibly nuclear cars. Elon Musk will surely have the next technology in the pipeline.

When you think about it, we don't really need cars, as they're parked for the vast majority of the time we own them - what we need is transport, whenever we need it. There are better solutions to that problem than just replacing what we already have with a different different means of propulsion. Fleets of transport pods that are all controlled by AI, where you simply tap on a smartphone screen and a transport pod arrives at your doorstep within a couple of minutes. No overcrowded, town centre car parks and the space devoted to something else.

Of course, the only barrier to that is the fact that people like to express their personality through their cars. A homogeneous transport fleet doesn't facilitate that, unless you can change the transport's colour scheme using your smartphone, like a chameleon, using presets. Not exactly science fiction with nano-technology and facilitates a limited degree of personalisaion.

Interesting poll from YouGov yesterday about polygamy. To be expected, more men are open to having 2 or 3 wives than women open to 2 or 3 husbands - by a factor of 2...

And the percentage wanting no husband or wife is also interesting.

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