Flying Cars There's nothing better than seeing a sci-fi film involving a futuristic car, especially if you're a film-loving petrol-head. Not only does this automotive sight look awesome on the silver screen, but on top of that, to actually see them working can also make our imaginations run wild. First we think, 'Wow! I’d love to drive that'. This is quickly followed by something like,  'I wonder if cars will look like this in the future?'. Then, to finish it all off, we conclude with... 'I wonder how much insurance and petrol will cost in the future, and will they even be around?'.

I mean, let's face it. Are we too far away from seeing futuristic vehicles such as the stunning Audi RSQ, which Will Smith drove in I, Robot, the Police “Spinner” from Blade Runner, the Lexus featured in Tom Cruise’s Minority Report, and lets not forget the M-577 APC that appeared in Aliens! My mates over at Car Leasing Made Simple would like to think so, and that is why they created the following infographic for us to peruse. But before you go ahead and do just that, let us take a side step and think about if this is a good thing or not.

François Isaac de Rivaz Car
In 1768, Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot created the first steam-powered automobile that was able to transport people over land. Years later, in 1807, François Isaac de Rivaz then designed the first official car. It was powered by an internal combustion engine and fueled by hydrogen. And finally, in 1886, Karl Benz invented the first petrol (or gasoline) powered automobile. François and Nicolas were French, whereas Karl was German, yet together each man conceived the notion that people could travel from point A to point B in some sort of automated apparatus, powered by a portable energy source and controlled by us human beings.

Now just think about it for a moment. Man and machine working together in relative harmony to achieve a common goal. Doesn't this seem like the pretext of a science fiction based movie to you? In the Terminator series of films, don't we see man creating machines to help them evolve as a race and as a society? Yep. That's right. But what ends up happening? The machines rebel and kick human ass.

Please, don't get me wrong. I'm not trying to imply that cars will turn on us, and one day try to run us all over. After all, the Transformers movie wasn't all that convincing! That said, however, it is nice to think how cars, bikes, and other modes of transport can be both a detriment and a positive boon, depending on your perspective.

Lovely Car
Thanks to airplanes we can travel vast distances in a very robust manner. Thanks to trains we can travel within our own countries without the need of a horse and carriage. And thanks to boats, well, we don't have to be good at swimming anymore. In the case of the car, though, what should we thank? That we can go shopping without worrying about carrying our groceries afterwards? Or how about, taking little Johnny to school and getting to work on time? Yes. Cars can be good for this sort of thing, plus many other activities as well. Having said that, though, we have to remember that cars also need to be used in a responsible way so they don't affect our environment. If they affect our environment, our environment will affect us, and as I said before, man and machine can work together, but only if we wish to achieve a common goal.

Anyway. That's enough of my yammering. Here, check this out. I think you might like it.

Movie Cars Of The Future

MOVIE CARS OF THE FUTURE MOVIE CARS OF THE FUTURE Reviewed by David Andrews on August 30, 2016 Rating: 5

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