One of the coolest tech toys on the planet. The Hybrid Synergy Drive equipped Toyota Prius â€“ half petrol â€“ half electric powered â€“ uses a combination of batteries, electrical motor/generator, and regenerative braking to drastically reduce fuel consumption in a full sized and fully equipped saloon car. My new car looks just like this. It appeals to the geek in me â€“ driving utterly silently in electric-only mode at 130 km/h quietly enough that I can hear the power steering going round corners or just gliding silently round a car park. All this, 0-100km/h in 10.9 seconds and the fuel economy is better than most 1.0 litre small cars. I have never had so much fun being green and saving money 🙂
Fritjof Capra’s book The Hidden Connections talks about changing the value system underlying the global economy. I can honestly say this book is the most eye-opening book I have ever read.
Read it and you may not despair about mankind’s future.