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NovaSiliskoDate: Tuesday, 06.08.2013, 23:07 | Message # 1576
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but I just noticed his "old username" is the name of the guy who posted the YouTube video, and he's referring to himself in the 3rd person.


Yes. Calling himself a "math genius" when he's clearly got no idea what he's doing strikes me of unbelievable arrogance...
 
HarbingerDawnDate: Thursday, 08.08.2013, 01:35 | Message # 1577
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werdnaforeverDate: Thursday, 08.08.2013, 07:23 | Message # 1578
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Aliens

Oh, you...

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It's crazy how you feel 3d effect, you can really have the idea of where the sound is coming from, and it's so natural!

This was really well done.


Edited by werdnaforever - Thursday, 08.08.2013, 16:15
 
HarbingerDawnDate: Friday, 09.08.2013, 04:44 | Message # 1579
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Forget Tesla, THIS is my future transport of choice!



(but I still love Tesla smile )





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AerospacefagDate: Friday, 09.08.2013, 16:15 | Message # 1580
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HarbingerDawn, oh, the power of concept development.
The main problem with air cars isn't a technical advancements, but air traffic regulation.
It is not a trivial task to build a flying machine, train a pilot and implement some automatic traficcontrol, but the main problem is the safety system, so that it won't drive itself into a ground or building or another plane. I can, at least, remember a description of mechanical device that can stabilize any small plane, stalling or diving, but it never was in production. Maybe in the future there will be cars capable to hold tight formation in tough conditions and recover from any anomalous flight regime - but there's nothing said in this video obout this problem - even remotely.

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but I still love Tesla

My collegiate from nearby division made himself an electric-powered motorcycle on basis on regular bicycle, with pair of accumulators strapped to it sides. I'm so tired of traffic jams, that I regularly use my bicycle to go to work - at least until weather allows me to (no more than 4 month in the year). I'd like to have an electric bike too, but it's unaffordable for me. Our roads, weather and aren't good enough for that, even in the city, let alone the culture of driving and overwhelming quantity of cars. I don't think there's a possibility to improve the situation, other that building better roads (which is currently in process, albeit not very promising).

Flying cars? In my childhood 20 years ago there were more regular intercity flights than long-distance buses. People buy cars because it's a luxury, not a transportation device.


Edited by Aerospacefag - Friday, 09.08.2013, 16:17
 
HarbingerDawnDate: Friday, 09.08.2013, 16:37 | Message # 1581
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but there's nothing said in this video obout this problem - even remotely.

It's just a technology concept illustration... every time you see a concept that does not address some problem in the system it relates to you say "ah ha! They should have addressed this but they didn't! Clearly they don't have a good understanding of what's going on!". Well, they're not claiming that to. They're illustrating a product design concept that they want to eventually develop into a working vehicle someday. Traffic control has nothing to do with it, and would be someone else's responsibility anyway (ultimately that of governmental and intergovernmental agencies).

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In my childhood 20 years ago there were more regular intercity flights than long-distance buses. People buy cars because it's a luxury, not a transportation device.

You live in Russia, a country with relatively poor road conditions due to climate and other factors, and which spans a vast geographic region, with a very low population density in most of that area. The transportation dynamics in your country are necessarily different from those in most other countries, so it's probably not the most valid comparison to make.





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DoctorOfSpaceDate: Friday, 09.08.2013, 16:53 | Message # 1582
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People are terrible enough with regular cars, I don't trust people with a vehicle that has spinning blades and lifts off the ground.




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HarbingerDawnDate: Friday, 09.08.2013, 17:31 | Message # 1583
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I don't trust people with a vehicle that has spinning blades and lifts off the ground.

Obviously it would have to be mostly or entirely self-piloted, or at least have automated systems to prevent human-error-related accidents (such systems are already beginning to see use on some cars).





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Edited by HarbingerDawn - Friday, 09.08.2013, 17:33
 
DisasterpieceDate: Friday, 09.08.2013, 17:35 | Message # 1584
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People are terrible enough with regular cars, I don't trust people with a vehicle that has spinning blades and lifts off the ground.

I concur.





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HarbingerDawnDate: Friday, 09.08.2013, 17:52 | Message # 1585
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...the guy is a witness, records the crime, and just drives away instead of staying? Wow...




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midtskogenDate: Friday, 09.08.2013, 19:24 | Message # 1586
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Obviously it would have to be mostly or entirely self-piloted, or at least have automated systems to prevent human-error-related accidents (such systems are already beginning to see use on some cars).

I think fully automated driving for cars will have to become the rule before flying cars become a reality. That is, if that can work, the step into the air wouldn't be that large. Or put another way, if automatically piloted flying cars work large scale, it would be strange if people were still driving manually.





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HarbingerDawnDate: Friday, 09.08.2013, 19:43 | Message # 1587
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I think fully automated driving for cars will have to become the rule before flying cars become a reality

I agree, at least concerning mass adoption of flying cars. They could be used before that in the same framework as airplanes by people with pilot's licenses. But for it to become a widespread mode of transport automation technology would need to be well developed, and doing it on ground cars is the best place to start.





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AerospacefagDate: Friday, 09.08.2013, 19:55 | Message # 1588
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Traffic control has nothing to do with it, and would be someone else's responsibility anyway (ultimately that of governmental and intergovernmental agencies).

Well they just said "to hell with you and your flying bricks" and closed most of options to fly around. And you know what, I agree with this, since there's enough dumbasses incidents with crashing into the ground even with them. I remember the novel "Coils" by Zelyazny, in which automatic freighters were introduced, as well as autopilots for helicopters(full-purpose well-designed machines), curiously, we still not at this point by now, not to mention system stability issues.

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so it's probably not the most valid comparison to make.

I believe, it's still just a matter of funding and innovation, our city mostly was built in second half of XX century and has good infrastructure (although it's quite aged).


Edited by Aerospacefag - Friday, 09.08.2013, 19:58
 
anonymousgamerDate: Sunday, 11.08.2013, 02:35 | Message # 1589
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What do you guys think of this movie coming out?






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HarbingerDawnDate: Sunday, 11.08.2013, 02:36 | Message # 1590
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What do you guys think of this movie coming out?

I plan on seeing it.





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