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I think some of the stuff is lovely - like the solar system coming out of the TV, but most of it just creeps me out. I don't want everything to be on glass, it just makes everything less tangible and less personal, almost cold. I like having curtains up to my windows, I like cooking on a gas hob, I like reading from a real book, and I like shopping for clothes by looking around the shop and browsing, not by watching them all move about on a screen. Moreover, where will it go from here - there are advances in technology which are, in my opinion, unnecessary, almost making life too easy and teaching us to be lazy. Next thing you know it will be okay not to turn up to work in a morning because you can just video in; if you're ill then fair enough, but really, just because you can't be bothered?
While many still fantasize about conceptual flying cars and supersonic vehicles, there is also a strong focus on making the average traveler’s journey a more pleasing adventure from start to finish, no matter if their journey takes them to the office or half-way around the world. The Future of Travel: Planes, Trains, and Automobiles - Luggage Online