I know you are expecting a glimpse of the tech-filled car of the future. Maybe something jewel-like in its shiny precision? And let's not forget something that's as photogenic as it is sexy, green, and fast accelerating?
Machine intelligence is coming to drive us. This robotics-science technology will not arrive unannounced in our cars. We will not overnight have no need to learn to drive. Its just that we won't have to be driving all the time in all places.
We can be proud of the long list of inventions that hail from these islands: the steam engine, railways, steel production, the electric motor, radio, computers, antibiotics, radar, DNA research, industrial automation and the worldwide web have all have their roots in pioneering British work. A Japanese survey once found that 56 per cent of the world's greatest inventions come from these shores.
The scale and pace of urban development is startling. Allowing for a world population of nine billion people by 2050, every single new person on the planet will be accounted for in a city somewhere - that's eight new Londons a year for the next 40 years.
By Wim Thomas If we are serious about meeting our long-term energy needs in a sustainable way, then we need to get serious
The current debate on the future role of gas is much more than just that. It may signal the beginning of the end of the current UK policy strategy on energy and climate change.
Lower gas prices could speed up the EU's economic recovery and facilitate the growth of European gas demand. This will also benefit Russian gas producers. Hence, political manoeuvrings in the Kremlin's corridors of power could determine whether Russia will choose gas volumes over prices.
By:Professor Stuart Haszeldine If electricity had a colour then today that would be black, and so would the water circulating