posted on Oct, 17 2017 @ 07:32 AM
a reply to: mOjOm
I understand where you're coming from. One one hand, it is definitely a display of wealth and prosperity. Though at $150,000, it's less than some of
the ex-military gear that some of our police have. I haven't gotten to go there yet, but I've heard that people there also keep all kinds of crazy
exotic animals as pets (like lions, cheetahs or leopards, tigers, etc).
But on the other hand, it's the uses of new technology like this that makes a civilization "advanced" in the first place. Things like maglev high
speed rail, desalination facilities, personal helicopters, and the most advanced cars, construction techniques, fabrics, etc is what separates a "new
Atlantis" from an "old school city". I guess I see it like poorer regions complaining because Americans spend so much money on unnecessary stuff like
cosmetic surgery, huge flat screen tvs, all kinds of processed foods, vacation homes, shiny & expensive rims for cars, the latest consumer gadgets,
Dubai's simply taken what we do and pushed it to the max. We could do that too if we didn't waste all of our taxpayer dollars on a massive empire of
overseas bases and the MIC's latest gadgets.
As much as I'd love one of these, I'd really love a 2 seater version. Then I could take my nephew flying
. Unfortunately, I don't have the slightest
bit of faith in its safety right now. I'd have to see A LOT of tests before I could fly him around in something like this.