Tagged With Toyota Landcruiser

Australia's love affair with the venerable LandCruiser stretches back to the '50s, when Sir Leslie Thiess bought a bunch of FJs to work on the Snowy Hydro scheme. Since then, Australians have bought over 700,000 Landcruisers -- a full 10 per cent of the 7 million sold around the world in the last seven decades.

Anyone who has travelled through the red centre knows the feeling -- there's awe at the beauty of our country, a feeling of freedom, and with 70 per cent of Australia -- over 5.4 million square kilometers -- receiving no mobile signal, a sense that if an emergency happens (unless you have a satellite phone) you're probably screwed. Now while you might be far from a mobile tower out bush, it turns out you're never too far from a Toyota LandCruiser. Seriously.

One in ten LandCruisers manufactured globally are purchased in Australia, there are nearly half a million of the vehicles in operation across the country. That's why a new device is being fitted to LandCruisers, enabling them to create a pop-up emergency network that will bring communications to the most remote parts of the country.

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.