Are we on the cusp of something great? Or are we on the cusp of something awful? What about the great? Fuel cells, bi-fuelling, selectable CVT & Torotrak transmissions, drive-by-wire, telemetry and many more great new technologies. But what would be so awful? Driving a Premier Volvo and a 'blue oval' Ford - both with the same engines? Enjoying the delights of a Formula 1 inspired Honda passing a General Motors car with the same engine? Governments actively seeking to keep taxes on fuel as high as possible and controlling the penetration of cleaner alternatives?