We're getting to the scrambled eggs as I promised in my previous blog post, but I want to review what else I wrote that was and still is on my mind .....
One of California's largest ever wildfires grown now to over 114,000 acres has threatened for the third time the billion dollars worth of vital communication towers on historic Los Angeles area Mount Wilson but again was repelled. This Bobcat Wildfire is finally over 63% contained. The area air quality in my city is slowly improving.
Issues pressing on my mind continue to be associated with the U. S. Presidential election, the Supreme Court Associate Judge replacement situation given the tragic death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the ongoing corona virus threat, perpetual increasing environmental and climate change concerns to name a few matters occupying my thoughts.
Our state's Governor Newsom's recent announcement:
"Executive order directs state to require that, by 2035, all new cars and passenger trucks sold in California be zero-emission vehicles. Transportation currently accounts for more than 50 percent of California's Greenhouse Gas Emissions."
I may well not be around then or driving a car. Self-driving vehicles may be most prevalent in fifteen years, or perhaps we'll have combo car/plane vehicles by then a la The Jetsons. I would be disappointed to miss all that which can be an ageing problem should the grim reaper pay me a visit inconsiderately causing me to miss everything.
The flying car that had intrigued me, the Terrafugia FX, ownership of which was acquired from the American inventors after the business was moved to China is no longer a U.S. option, unfortunately. The prototype I had seen in a video featured a sleek design with folding wings so the car could easily park in the typical 2-car garage.
However, we may have a flying car sooner than we think as the Japanese have announced having one by 2023.