Living In The Future III
You can keep your jet pack and food pills; one sign we’re living in the right century is the TGV V150, a train so fast that at top speed the wheel rims are nearly going supersonic. Take a peek at this video (if you’re impatient, the money shot is at 9 minutes and 35 seconds in) and remember: it’s nuclear powered! (France gets 78.8% of its electricity from nuclear reactors — the highest proportion of any nation on Earth.)Charlie Stross on „Five reasons to envy the French”.