We live in the petrol-chemical generation. Like it or not we have seen plastics and fossil fuels dominate our environments and not always for the good. Car fumes and plane pollutants fill the air we breathe and fill the skies with an oil film haze.
But it is what it is and things are looking good for the future when the age of the electric driverless car arrives. And I, for one, can’t wait. For starters, the air will be cleaner, a lot cleaner. An electric motor is simpler than a petrol or diesel combustion engine and there’s no gear box (unless you really want one) so maintenance costs should drop to non-existent. They’ll be safer too, not immediately but they will get there quite rapidly and remove human error at a stroke, which is the major cause of accidents.
Plastics are amazing, if I go back to my grandparents time, there were none. They had stockings and Bakelite and that was it. Their materials were mainly natural products such as wood ceramics and metals. But the age of plastics began slowly and today, things that were inconceivable, are now made from these new materials. And we, as a race, haven’t stopped yet, more and more plastics with different qualities will come, I’m sure.
This is my blog and I like to write about things that interest me and that I want to share with the world. I’ll write about the things that I feel are interesting to others and whatever takes my fancy.
This has been my first blog post and I’ll be adding many more and I’ll be adding many more as my mood takes me. I’ll try and make it relevant and not just rant to get things off my chest. Hopefully you’ll find it useful and keep popping back from time to time.