We often use old sci-fi movies as reference points for our own hopes and fears about our present reality, and given the humanitarian crisis in Syria, it seems our most popular point of reference is the 2006 film Children of Men.
Electrical grid technology, once hidden behind massive barbed wire fences, is now seeping slowly into our homes. It's a change that will see kids of the future freaking out over kilowatt hours, not terabytes of storage.
To understand the mass hysteria around The Dress last week, you can't compare it to other memes. You have to compare it to political events like #Ferguson, which are its diametrical opposite. Except in one way.
In the coming months, the country's wealthier neighbourhoods are going to get a new bit of eye-candy on the driveways. No, not a new Aston, but rather the shiny new Tesla Model S: an all-electric saloon that'll finally be making its way to our right-hand drive shores, two years after going on sale in the US -- a shame, seeing as our island is a much better fit for the electric car flagship.