Today was the press preview for the V&A’s latest exhibition – The Future Starts Here – which explores the role of design in shaping the world of tomorrow. The museum has brought together a really thought-provoking collection of tech, including a solar panelled shirt that can charge your phone, a driverless car, a cot that automatically rocks your baby to sleep, and a robot that does your laundry for you, à la The Jetsons! Greenpeace staged an inventive protest on the street outside the museum, with female engineers dismantling a diesel VW car to raise awareness of Volkswagen (sponsors of the show) being the only car manufacturer still producing diesel cars. The future is electric people.
12 May – 4 November at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London.