Nobody waiting for new futuristic Routemaster buses
Retrofuturistic design occurs when the past's vision of the future influences the present - a self-fulfilling prophecy of sorts. So it wouldn't surprise us if London mayor Boris Johnson stumbled upon some 1940s depiction of the capital, complete with airships and flying cars, and lifted from it the futuristic design of the new Routemaster buses:
Five of them will swoosh onto the streets of London next year at a cost of £7.8 million - although if more are produced, the initial design and development costs will be offset.
However, according to a consultation by Transport for London, new Routemaster buses are the lowest priority for Londoners, who would actually like to use their Oyster card on National Rail services, and a more reliable Underground network. Not. Gonna. Happen.