Thursday, October 22, 2009

Yes, I may be a nerd, but this is really Cool.

Is it just me or has Dyson just invented the repulsorlift? What is a repulsorlift you say? Why it is the Star Wars Universes answer to an antigravity system. Basically it is a device that is attached to the underside of some sort of vehicle that creates a force-field, or cushion of air, that the vehicle sits on. Anyone who has read any of the Star Wars novels knows what this is.

Dyson, the maker of the first vacuum that does not lose suction, has created a fan that uses no blades. Here is a shot of one of the units:

Basically, this thing creates a column of air. No I have no idea how it works, but it does.

In my opinion, if the aircraft industry, and even those who have been trying to develop a flying car, get a hold of this technology it will revolutionize the industry.

I have been following the development of the Moller Skycar. Which has basically hit a wall due to development funds and the mixed reaction from the general public. One of the concerns that have been raised is how will the design handle the possibility of birds flying into the rotors. Well with this new technology that concern will go the way of the dodo, since there are no moving parts.

There are plenty of other roadblocks, which includes providing insurance for these vehicles, but I feel that this will be quickly remedied once the public gets more on board with these vehicles when they discover how convenient these units will be.

Really, who would not want to fly over the traffic than sit in it. This would cut commuting time considerably and create a great view on the way.

I predict this will turn the airplane industry on its head.

The Committee Doesn't Always Get it Right.

Now here is someone that Mr. Obama could take some direction from.

Jean-Paul Sartre, a French existentialist philosopher, playwright, novelist, screenwriter, political activist, biographer, and literary critic, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. He declined the prize saying that he did not wish to be "transformed" by such an award.

He arguably deserved the prize and voluntarily declined it for personal reasons.

If our current President was really "humbled" by the award, as he says, he should have realized that he didn't deserve it, as he hadn't accomplished anything close to his fellow Laureates toward promoting peace in this world. Quite the contrary in fact. He has continued the war in Afghanistan. Sure he is slowly pulling troops out of Iraq, but at what cost to the civilians in that country? I don't think they are experiencing any of the "peace" that he won this award for only a week into his presidency.

Quite frankly Mr. Obama, you should give back the award, and actually start helping the people of this country instead of just talking about it.