Tuesday, August 07, 2007

If It's Good Enough For Gerbils...

Here it is - the future of motoring, as envisioned by Prof John Nerdelbaum Frink - sorry, Prof Carl Ross of somewhere or other. A snip at £25 million a mile, I'd say, if it saves the planet...


  1. my scheme would be to install miles and miles of travelators going all over the country. then if you want to walk it's up to you, and if you don't, fine!

  2. Oddly enough, H.G. Wells came up with something very similar - moving roads, going along at various speeds, with the fastest in the middle. Funny it never caught on...

  3. he came up with lots of stuff that never caught on. that's the beauty of being a writer and not an inventor.

    what we really need is enhanced virtual reality coma and eliminate any need for moving around. we could be in one now, Nige, we'd never know it. trouble is, if it were so, why would we pay to be miserable bastards? that's how we know.