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Whilst we are not yet travelling to work using jet-powered backpacks, the issue of transport in the future is becoming increasingly important. As roads have become more congested and the environment more fragile, the means of transport at our disposal seem less and less adequate. ‘Future Tech’ explores what designers and engineers around the globe are developing for the world of tomorrow. ‘Future Tech’ features prototypes already in the first stages of manufacture alongside more conceptual, speculative designs, as well as a history of mechanised transport and invention through the ages. There are chapters on public transport, road, air and water travel as well as personal mobility. Projects include – Skyblazer – A flying car designed for use on both highways and skyways; Senso Car – An automobile that uses the driver’s biometric data to alter its internal ambiance; Freedom Ship – A seaborne, travelling, residential community for up to 100,000 passengers; Airbus TM A380 – The world’s largest airliner with the first full-length twindeck; Spaceship One – A collaboration between Virgin Galactic and Scaled Composites that aims to offer commercial space travel by the year 2010; Blade Runner – A high-speed train that travels both on rail tracks and roads. With further information on sustainable fuels, gravity, solar and wind power alongside a history of mechanised transport, ‘Future Tech’ is truly a compelling exploration of how the future is imagined in the present.