Chris Bangle wows at State of Design, Melbourne

Chris Bangle. Ex-Design Director of BMW. What a thinker.

Listening to him is a bit like holding your breath underwater in the bath; it tends to focus you on just one thing. In this case, the power to think differently about how we move about on our planet, to escape the rigid confines of your mind as it understands it in the present, and imagine what it could be like in the future. Can roads design the car of the future? Can our cars look after us in our old age? Be our friend and companion as well as our vehicle? Will we give up personal ownership to share? Not because we are required to and feel we ought to, but because we demand it? Captivating.