What is it about concept cars that makes us salivate? Why does the anticipation of their reveal make us so excited?
There’s something about anticipation and expectation. Of the next stage in technological evolution. We’ve gone through so many in the course of our lives. Who remembers when the most fun you could have with a cellphone was playing ‘snake’? Yay, a blocky serpent shape you had to avoid hitting walls with. What about instant messaging? It used to be you send SMSes. For an arm and a leg. With predictive text. There was a time when you had to listen to music using a (gasp) circular shaped object called a “CD”. It held like 15 songs, max, and it didn’t have a search function. It also skipped more than a twelve-year-old girl swinging a jump-rope. Still, at one stage, the CD was a concept, like a concept car. That was back when they used cassette tapes.
The past was littered with concepts.
Technology keeps improving and changing our lives. Before 2005, the social network was your local dance dive, club, or pool hall.
The same with cars. New technology pushes the boundaries of what’s possible. We’ve seen in the last decade machines that can predict driver responses, unleash air-bags in the event of a crash, have Bluetooth connections to your mobile devices, steer steadily in cross-winds, and tell you – in a flash – when there are engine problems. These all started as concept cars.
In 1985, there was a movie called Back to the Future. It featured a DeLorean that could travel in time. It flew, it had futuristic doors that opened like wings. It enchanted a generation of boy-men in the possibilities of things. It was, for all intents and purposes, a concept car.
Awakening our inner child.
When we see a concept car being demonstrated, it creates a sense of childhood wonder. We grow excited about the next leap in automobile evolution.
What comes next?
How will it change our lives?
Everything is in motion. Everything is changing. We fall into humdrum monotony daily. When a concept car is shown, it bristles our reality. It revs our motors. It excites our inner child.
Where are we going?
From concept cars to down-to-Earth.
Personally, the idea of electric cars, that’s the next big thing. When they finally become viable and we free ourselves from petroleum dependency… perhaps next is gravity… now that’s a concept car idea we’d like to see.
For now, we do what we can. For instance, BuyCentre, we find a convenient, simple way to help you sell your car. It’s down to earth, there’s no flight of fantasy. It’s just a download, and a becoming part of our family.
It won’t change the world, but it’ll make your life lighter. And when flying cars finally do arrive, we’ll buy what you’re driving, lightening your load and weighing down your wallet, so you have the capital to take flight into the new future.