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Chocka [Mar. 26th, 2005|09:51 am]
Tony Grist
Kent is London’s front yard. It’s like one huge urban park. There are open areas but they’re all very tidy, and you’re never far from houses and roads.

Ailz and I talk about moving down here, but I dunno- it gives me claustrophobia.

Ian and Jenny took us for a drive this afternoon. The narrow country roads and the narrow urban streets were all of them chocka. We wound up in Reculver- a seaside caravan park with a big field that used to be a Roman fort and the ruins of a medieval church with two big towers at its west end. There was a cold mist coming in off the sea and blowing through the empty windows of the church so I took lots of photographs and thought about Dracula. 

 

On the way home we talked about road congestion. Ailz favours smart cars and Ian favours mono-rails and I like the idea of strap-on jet-packs, but one way or another we’re going to have to come up with a new philosophy or a new technology soon, or the south-east of England will simply seize up.
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[User Picture]From: hepo
2005-03-28 06:32 am (UTC)
Grrrr... You've got me writing!

Here I am [at work] with tons of reports to write and you've inspired me to write about the future! Grrr... Again!

I have a soft spot for Sci Fi. Used to read them by the dozen, and so find it an interesting notion to ponder on what the future would be like.

Putting aside any alien influences and the traditional 'beam me up Scotty' method, I would say: in the densely polluted year of 2105, drivers won't have the traditional RFL; drivers will be financialy penalised for travelling in certain zones at certain times of the week; errr... make that 2005.

I think what we'll find is, purchasing a car will be relatively cheap, unfortunaly, you'll need to top up with a mortgage to run it.

HePo

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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2005-03-28 07:25 am (UTC)
I think the days of the private car are numbered. But I haven't a clue what will replace it.
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