Post Opulence Rolls-Royce & Post-Pandemic VW + how Mr Fusion & Atomic batteries could save the world!

28072020 #BCGBulletin – an open letter from the Boss of Rolls-Royce, what Volkswagen thinks the future of transport will look like, plus Star Trek, Back to the Future and Batman!

  • All-new Rolls-Royce Ghost is on the way – and the CEO has written an open letter but ‘post-opulence’.
  • Volkswagen gives its insights into what a post-COVID-19 world of transport might look like.
  • A new Institute in the UK will dream up new innovations in motoring and engineering.
  • Lorries that think they’re trams – is that a good idea?

Seven Least Likely Automotive Predictions for 2020

Here’s what definitely, positively, certainly will not happen next year. Probably.

I dropped my crystal ball, it shattered internally and now it’s more crystallised than crystal clear. It doesn’t matter; the world is topsy-turvy and there is a massive disturbance in the Force. Well, at least a major upset, worthy of at least a couple of swigs of Pepto-Bismol I’d wager, especially if you’re reading this after Christmas dinner, enthroned upon the old Armitage Shanks!

Continue reading “Seven Least Likely Automotive Predictions for 2020”

I still need an adult

Collision course to catastrophe or keeping it real and rocking?

I need an adult

Sitting and caressing a cup of cocoa, thoughts of life, the universe and how 42 was definitely not the right answer, start creeping into the remaining cells of the grey matter now thinly stretching across the vast empty cavern of my rattly old skull.

Continue reading “I still need an adult”

The-last-sane-person-in-the-Asylum sort of day…

I’m sad, and more than a little personally gutted as something of a Trekker, to concede that the utopia dreamt up by Gene Roddenberry in the Star Trek universe will never come to be. This is not because Einstein killed the Warp Drive, or because we’ll all end up as scrambled molecules after ill-advised mass Transporter experiments.

image3

It’s simply because the easiest of all the advancements depicted in Star Trek is beyond our grasp. That of course being ‘human evolution’. I’m not referring to the disappointment of not growing an extra pair of eyes in the back of our heads, or developing telepathic abilities, nor even sporting cybernetic implants and robotic limbs.

I mean sociological, conscientious and cultural evolution.

Continue reading “The-last-sane-person-in-the-Asylum sort of day…”

3 things that make ComicCon great! (MEFCC 2015)

The Middle East Film and Comic Con has exploded into one of the most spectacular events in Dubai, and a mainstay in the annual calendar, after just four years. Here’s what makes it great.

Cosplay Cat Woman Middle East Film & Comic Con

Continue reading “3 things that make ComicCon great! (MEFCC 2015)”

Star Trek Into Darkness, and further into continuity corruption!

Star Trek Into Darkness, and further into continuity corruption!

Wouldn’t it have been cooler if instead of a stereotypical English-accented villain, Kirk and co had to contend with a super-powered brown guy which, without wanting to give too much away, technically they should have, in the new movie, Star Trek – Into Darkness?

Continue reading “Star Trek Into Darkness, and further into continuity corruption!”