Robot buses - they don't need drivers
Well, looks like you'll be able to keep your headphones on and silently make your way onto buses, as there's talk of driverless robotic buses that use GPS to tootle around. Sadly, you can't do anything about people with sweaty bums, or people eating tuna butties while sat next to you, stinking the place up.
These are some of the ideas which have been proposed for the UK's digital strategy, set to happen over the next five years.
Digital economy minister Ed Vaizey says that the Government wants to see technology "transform day-to-day life" in the UK, with the country built as a "Tech Nation". There's all manner of ideas floating around - not just concerning buses.
In The Times, Vaizey said: "It might mean that the best educators from around the world are made accessible to all – with virtual reality sets bringing Nobel laureates into the classroom."
"That we can build better houses, faster. That more power is given to the patient, and the care we provide four our elderly and sick is improved and made more affordable."
"That we use driverless robotic buses in rural communities or help people to find parking places using GPS technology."
Sounds like someone's been watching episodes of Futurama and The Jetsons. There's going to be some announcement about all this in early 2016, for those of you who like hearing about politicians and their pie-in-the-sky ideas that they'll never put into play.