Matthew Griffin, described as “The Adviser behind the Advisers” and a “Young Kurzweil,” is the founder and CEO of the World Futures Forum and the 311 Institute, a global Futures and Deep Futures consultancy working between the dates of 2020 to 2070, and is an award winning futurist, and author of “Codex of the Future” series. Regularly featured in the global media, including AP, BBC, Bloomberg, CNBC, Discovery, RT, Viacom, and WIRED, Matthew’s ability to identify, track, and explain the impacts of hundreds of revolutionary emerging technologies on global culture, industry and society, is unparalleled. Recognised for the past six years as one of the world’s foremost futurists, innovation and strategy experts Matthew is an international speaker who helps governments, investors, multi-nationals and regulators around the world envision, build and lead an inclusive, sustainable future. A rare talent Matthew’s recent work includes mentoring Lunar XPrize teams, re-envisioning global education and training with the G20, and helping the world’s largest organisations envision and ideate the future of their products and services, industries, and countries. Matthew's clients include three Prime Ministers and several governments, including the G7, Accenture, Aon, Bain & Co, BCG, Credit Suisse, Dell EMC, Dentons, Deloitte, E&Y, GEMS, Huawei, JPMorgan Chase, KPMG, Lego, McKinsey, PWC, Qualcomm, SAP, Samsung, Sopra Steria, T-Mobile, and many more.
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF
Time travellers and futurists need time travelling vehicles …
Over the years there have been many theories about how we could travel through time, including this latest mathematical theory that apparently holds water until you realise that it needs as yet unspecified “future exotic materials” to work. The other thing that you need when travelling through time is a vehicle so it’s fortunate that the iconic DeLorean DMC-12 will rise like a phoenix come Fall 2021 after a lull of nearly four decades.
The only thing that’s sceptical we don’t know what it’s going to look like. Will it have the nostalgic old school design that so many of us love, or is it going to surprise us with a modern look fused with the classic aesthetics? The star of the Back to the Future series is going to shine again, without a doubt, and it could even come with its own working Lexus hoverboard.
To fuel our imagination though and prep us all for the 2021 DeLorean DMC-12, designer Ángel Guerra has awe-inspired automotive design with his version of the DeLorean 2021. He summed up the motivation for this concept in his words – “This is a thank you to an icon and a movie that marked my childhood. This is, too, a new DeLorean for my son’s generation.”
As his tribute to the iconic design, Ángel has mustered up this super dope DeLorean for the 40th anniversary of the brand that captured the imagination of an entire generation. The gull-winged car has a lot of character – making it look nothing shy of a supercar of the current generation. Nothing is overdone and every little edge or curve seems well-thought-out. Perhaps, it comes from his culmination of childhood dreams and the subconscious desire to own a DeLorean one day. In fact, his automotive design journey was triggered by the dream-like cars of the 80s and the designs of the following decades.
His DeLorean 2021 concept looks like an amalgam of Lamborghini from the rear and front with hints of Aston Martin Vanquish in certain elements. Then there are these unique trim borders on the sides, over the Albero color of the cobblestone and the deep blue of the Guadalquivir river, smoothly flowing to the front, and the big rear diffusers. The gull-winged doors are absolutely dope – igniting the desire to jump right inside this badass racer boasting all black interiors. And if this is what the upcoming DeLorean can manage to look like it will no doubt inspire generations to come. Not to mention the countless automotive fans who’ll want to park this baby in their see-through garage. The only question that’s pondering in my mind – can it take actual flight? And if so, it’s going to give all the other flying cars a run for their money.