Re: Car ownership
"More and more I'm starting to believe those who say owning a car will become very rare."
Pardon my french, but that is just a load of dog squeeze from some shortsighted nit in a high density area. No one in any little town more than 30 miles from a major city throughout much of the United States will be ordering cars for a " just in time" run to the store or post office. That is about 150 million or more people in the U.S. , and MOST of the 7 billion people on this planet, who will NOT be ordering up a car to come out to their rural destination. That someone would even think this shows just what a bubble they are living in.
Now, change that to : "More and more I'm starting to believe those who say owning a car IN A MAJOR METROPOLITAN AREA/City WITH ADEQUATE POWER INFRASTRUCTURE will become very rare." . There. I fixed it for you. This might be true, but not for the REST of the world.
"Horizontal Width: 437 km (271 miles) from the far western coastline of Wales, directly east to Ipswich.
Vertical Length: 967 km (600 miles) from the far northern edge of mainland Scotland to the southwestern tip of England, just west of Falmouth."
Wiki also lists the population of the UK as 65 million. With a proper electrical grid, you might be right. But that CANNOT be applied to Alaska, or Montana, or even Georgia (heck, not even California. Along the coast in major metro areas... maybe.)... or ANY South American/African/Asian country.
Those who say "owning a car will be rare" refuse to look at the reality of the world, and only consider their major metropolitan bubble life.