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BMW Group - The Next 100 Years

The BMW brand epitomises Sheer Driving Pleasure – past, present and into the next 100 years. BMW aims to make this fascinating driving experience even more intense in the future. The driver is in constant communication with the vehicle in an intuitive and natural way. At the same time, the vehicle expands the driver’s range of perception and transforms him or her into the “Ultimate Driver” – the best driver they can possibly be. The Companion responds to the driver’s personal needs in order to create emotionally-intense experiences.

BMW Group - The Next 100 Years

I Am Fully Capable of Entertaining Myself in Prison for Decades If Need Be

With unlimited paper and pencils provided by the federal government, we had everything we needed except for a set of variously sided dice. It turned out that this was generally handled by making a spinner out of cardboard, a paperclip, and the empty internal plastic tube from an ink pen. This latter item is impaled loosely on the paperclip, itself positioned in the center of the cardboard, on which has been drawn a diminishing series of concentric circles divided into 20, 12, 10, 8, 6, and 4 equal segments, respectively.