In the Trinity 2015 edition of Oxford Today there is a fascinating feature on the possible future of Oxford 2065. It addresses many issues that are close to my heart, some of which sound quite promising. However, were all of these things to become true, there will be a severe reduction in jobs in the area. Robot scouts, driverless transport, no Royal Mail or other parcel delivery companies, to name just a few of the eliminated jobs. Oxford will turn into a city inhabited only by those privileged enough to have attained a higher qualified profession. It sounds like the Oxford of 2065 might become a social mobility nightmare!
I hope that the realistic future enables those in charge to remember that human interaction is a much valued and not to be overlooked cog in the functioning of a valuable society.