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#1 Three Eyes

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Posted 07 February 2016 - 08:17 PM

 

Apparently this design is from Russia since the video's title is in Russian. (Although the signage in the video is in English??)  

 

I translated one of the Russian comments and it came out as this...

 

"I definitely want in a future where all women wear high heels" lol.

 

 

Can you find other nutty/awesome transportation concepts of the future?


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Posted 07 February 2016 - 10:18 PM

There was a jet turbine concept car made by Chrysler in the 60's. Jay Leno has one of the very few remaining cars (only 9 in total)

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Posted 07 February 2016 - 10:46 PM

The bicycle.

 

For when all the green zealots ban the use of fossil fuels.


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#4 A Rebel and a Runner

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Posted 07 February 2016 - 11:20 PM

As someone who is legally blind and will never be able to drive, I'm all about those robot-driven cars. The capacity to no longer be limited by my defective eyes will be awesome.
Even if I don't own one myself, they'll likely make taxi services much cheaper and more ubiquitous.


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Posted 07 February 2016 - 11:45 PM

Can you find other nutty/awesome transportation concepts of the future?

 

In the 20th century, transport technology had changed so much and so quickly that fiction and fanciful magazine articles were full of wonderful visions of the vehicular future; supersonic monorails, shuttles to the Moon and back, spaceships, gleaming alloy air cars and all that. But it all seemed to reach a plateau after the 1970s or so and whatever changes there are now are incremental and subtle. Who would have thought when Concorde first took to the air in 1969 that it would be the only civilian supersonic aircraft for (at least) the next 50 years?

 

I like the idea of the vehicle in the video but how powerful would those engines have to be to lift it? Doubt it's possible.


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Posted 08 February 2016 - 01:14 AM

But can these things clean your carpet?

 


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Posted 08 February 2016 - 01:15 AM

As someone who is legally blind and will never be able to drive, I'm all about those robot-driven cars. The capacity to no longer be limited by my defective eyes will be awesome.
Even if I don't own one myself, they'll likely make taxi services much cheaper and more ubiquitous.

 

Maybe they'll also come up with tech that can fix your eyes.


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#8 A Rebel and a Runner

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Posted 08 February 2016 - 06:38 AM

Maybe they'll also come up with tech that can fix your eyes.

They've actually cured what I have in dogs, and they're working on human-ready gene therapy.
But the problem isn't my eyes, anymore. It's my brain. Essentially, it rewired itself (a process called "synaptic pruning") to make up for the deficiency in my eyes, and now, even if my eyes give proper signals to it, it can most likely no longer process them.
Future infants with what I have can be cured within a decade, probably. But it's too late for me or my brother.


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Posted 08 February 2016 - 06:41 AM

In the 20th century, transport technology had changed so much and so quickly that fiction and fanciful magazine articles were full of wonderful visions of the vehicular future; supersonic monorails, shuttles to the Moon and back, spaceships, gleaming alloy air cars and all that. But it all seemed to reach a plateau after the 1970s or so and whatever changes there are now are incremental and subtle. Who would have thought when Concorde first took to the air in 1969 that it would be the only civilian supersonic aircraft for (at least) the next 50 years?

We've got hybrid/electric cars now. We're getting self-driving cars. GPS is a pretty big deal, as well.
I think it's hard to have perspective from in the thick of the advancements just how much of an advance they are.



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Posted 08 February 2016 - 10:21 AM

They've actually cured what I have in dogs, and they're working on human-ready gene therapy.
But the problem isn't my eyes, anymore. It's my brain. Essentially, it rewired itself (a process called "synaptic pruning") to make up for the deficiency in my eyes, and now, even if my eyes give proper signals to it, it can most likely no longer process them.
Future infants with what I have can be cured within a decade, probably. But it's too late for me or my brother.

 

That's a shame.


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Posted 08 February 2016 - 10:31 AM

We've got hybrid/electric cars now. We're getting self-driving cars. GPS is a pretty big deal, as well.
 

 

I don't see any of these things as a big deal in terms of the sort of advances that were made in transport hardware in the 20th century. Of course hybrid / electric cars are nice, but they haven't heralded a change in the nature of the car in the way that (for example) the jet engine changed the nature of the aeroplane.

 

Indeed cars are an excellent case in point - you could buy a well-preserved classic car from the early '60s that would work just as well as a modern car for all intents and purposes. It might not have computerised engine management, fuel injection or anti-skid brakes, and you might have to visit a petrol pump a bit more frequently but it would be a perfectly practical car. In some cases it would go faster than the one I have on the drive at the moment.

 

GPS is at least 34 years old; it was used in the Falklands War.



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Posted 08 February 2016 - 10:40 AM

Hyperloop

 

https://youtu.be/14Hs0r5RUww


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Posted 08 February 2016 - 06:08 PM

But can these things clean your carpet?

 

 

 

OMG.. if the Russians have perfected this, the political complexion of our planet will change forever

 

Someone will have to go behind enemy lines and steal one



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Posted 08 February 2016 - 06:52 PM

Every second of that video (and the audio) is like something out of one of the Front Mission video games.
It's kind of hilarious.



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Posted 08 February 2016 - 08:48 PM

It's blow shit up porn.

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Posted 08 February 2016 - 08:49 PM

Slim, Shirley you can't be serious.

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Posted 08 February 2016 - 09:39 PM

I don't suppose a Space Elevator will be built anytime soon. :(

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Posted 08 February 2016 - 11:01 PM

Nice that the animator used F-111s for the imperialist air force of the capitalist devils in his video, though I think they were retired many years ago. Just read that even the Australians have retired theirs.



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Posted 08 February 2016 - 11:07 PM

I remember reading about the Space Elevator concept years ago - I think Arthur C Clarke came up with it? Intuitively it looks like the counterweight would fly off into space if the cable snapped but I believe it would maintain its orbit.



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Posted 09 February 2016 - 06:37 AM

I remember reading about the Space Elevator concept years ago - I think Arthur C Clarke came up with it? Intuitively it looks like the counterweight would fly off into space if the cable snapped but I believe it would maintain its orbit.


He wrote about them in the 1970's in Fountains of Paradise but the idea had been around for a few years before that. It was first suggested by a Russian in the 1890's.




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