posted on Jan, 3 2010 @ 02:56 AM
reply to post by DeathShield
We already have flying cars
"Technology exists" is not quite the same as "in daily use."
they are essentially miniature tilt rotor craft that use ducted fans.
I assume you're referring to the Moller skycar. It's been
ed to death in lots of threads
, but his vehicle is a totally failed concept that's been in works for decades without a production model, and
even his demonstation models have problems like "can only hover 15 feet off the
is a more promising design, but is not
scheduled to actually be available until 2011
None of this is close to my expectations of this sort of travel being the norm 10-20 years ago.
As far as moon colonies go we are well within our capabilities to make it real.
Yes, and we have been for how many decades now? That's kind of the point. I expected this stuff to already be happening
. But it isn't. It's
"well, we could do it we if chose to."
Ok, great. Why aren't we choosing to?
It only took eight years from deciding to land on the moon to landing on the moon.
plethora of political issues and would require lots of money in order to make it practical.
It's all about politics, yes. There's no shortage of money. All it would take for one president to say "instead of killing Iraqi's the year,
we're going to put a colony on Venus." "Instead of bailing out insolvent banks, we're going to make roads obsolete because everything flies."
"Instead of letting Rumsfeld carelessly lose 2 trillion dollars we're going to bio-engineer human being to be solar powered instead of needing to
Kennedy put us on the moon because it was politically expedient to compete with the russians.
How different could the world be if we were to simply say "we're going to do this because we want
The difference between "Gah! Smaller transistors! There must be aliens afoot!" and "Why aren't we doing amazing things as a matter of course?" is
simply a matter of perspective.