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Thursday, December 3, 2009

Future Innovation Super Fast Travel

An Innovation Still Being Realized

According to Harriet Tubman "Every great dream begins with a dreamer". We are still trying to accomplish this idea and still waiting on this to happen fast flying car:

So, why has this innovation not been successful thus far? Is this a question to be answered by a researcher at RAND Corporation using DELPHI. DELPHI is used to gather key questions from panels of experts and participants who are not all in the same location geographically.

Technologist William Halal revealed an innovation idea normal time period for a prediction is 10 to 15 years to be realized from Technology’s Promise. Coming from an expert would you believe in the next twenty years we would all be flying around that depends on some economic implications this prediction for the future maybe possible.

Paul Moller M400 Skycar
To expand upon the possibilities The FUTURIST a magazine of forecasts, trends, and ideas about the future Sept-October 2008 Vol. 42, No. 5 interviews Paul Moller. Paul Moller has spent the last 40 years trying to bring a flying car to market and his latest prototype the M400 Skycar. This forecast still maybe unlikely to occur or may happen after 2020.

FUTURIST: In terms of selling flying cars, I guess the thing I'm trying to get a handle on, why is it so very, very hard?

Moller: I could spend a few years on that one. There are three components that make or break this technology: engines, electronics, and materials. For the engine, the most critical element is power. Once you reduce the diameter of the propulsion system, you go from a helicopter, to a fan system, you're moving less air. The problem is, the less air you move, the more power it takes to generate a certain kind of thrust. We've spent about $35 million over a period of 40 years developing the power plant for this project. 
  1. Christakis, A. N., & Bausch, K. C. (2006). How people harness their collective wisdom and power to construct the future in co-laboratories of democracy: Information Age Publishing.
  2. Halal, W. E. (2008). Technology's promise: expert knowledge on the transformation of business and society: Palgrave Macmillan. 

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