I just been reading a really interesting interview with Professor Michel Parent in AIE magazine. Admittedly, I'd never heard of him prior to this article but was drawn in by the title 'The Science of Utopia'. Along with the rest of book shoppers today, I love a good Utopia-based bit of information (it allows us to all go soaring into unrealistic visions of perfect cities without a whisper of 'carbon emissions' or 'BP oil spills').
Parent believes that 'Orthopedic shoe-makers are about to make millions in the eradication of the car.' The article delves into the possibilities of a future where we all jog to work, or catch a cycag, leaving only rich eccentrics able to afford sky-high petrol prices.
Worth a read. AIE is available at Artwords.