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post #21 of 26
Just what we need more crap dropping from the sky. Has anyone seen the insurance clause on these yet?
Oh and then I can see we don't have any room for you to land here, or we had a crash and FAA has to investigate yada yada, so you will have to hold pattern.

Or maybe we can sell this item to the terror groups to hijack these small compact flying bombs.

Or wait HOW MUCH will it cost me to land on this building! everyday.. FAIL FAIL..

Might be we don't have issues with power lines either OOPS!

Johnny was making a remote device for his hobby and it caused a crash.

How about we send NASA to Mars and take those trillions and put to use on out infrastructures that are dated. I wasn't born off planet and there is NO REASON for anyone to need to live on Mars or the Moon.

Earth can supply all a persons needs! If it can't then we don't need it.

NASA please don't help in developing a weapon or such cause the USA will just sell it in a year to our NEW Friends Country X that we signed a agreement with.
Look you don't stay on top when you sell your best toys to the would be friend that can't cut it on their own.

NASA you are trying to create a alter way of life that really majority of people are not able to even drive much less be able to operate a electronic device. So what make us think this is a great idea.. IT is but it is not a cost effective way to say stop building cars and trucks and take to the skies.
Problem is some smart people area stupid..

Bottom line is failed based on a lack of though out or ways to implement is.

As it says folks, CONCEPT!

Cheers!
Edited by BinaryBummer - 11/9/17 at 7:09am
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Originally Posted by BinaryBummer View Post

Or maybe we can sell this item to the terror groups to hijack these small compact flying bombs.

 

The hardest part of a terror bombing isn't the delivery mechanism, it is making the bomb and the coordination / planning phase. I mean, it is not as if it is that hard to rent or steal a truck, or even just get someone to dump a suitcase somewhere and leave.

 

Proper intelligence remains our best defence against such attacks.


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This article is the biggest load I've seen in a while.

What could possibly be the point of making such announcements?

Maybe they want to give people a better service? This is about the best way since the world is so congested.
post #24 of 26
So, just to reiterate a key point in this....
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The plan for launching in LA is to rely on 20 strategically placed flight bases around the city, starting with LAX, Downtown, Sherman Oaks and Santa Monica.
Meaning, you are not flying from your house to your office parking lot. You are flying from a designated location to another designated location... Then you need to find another way to commute from there to your destination. I still think 2 years is too ambitious because Legalities will take forever, and the infrastructure will be delayed from a bunch of random issues.

I do support the idea that this is a service and not a product. I also wonder on the design if it will be automated or will they need a bunch of pilots.... i assume this will be automated, but legally they might need a certified pilot. I also wonder how many people it will carry. Since its basically flying from mini airport to mini airport, it would make sense for it to carry a few people. Interesting stuff.
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This is just a bandaid and completely ignores that the key to alleviating congestion, improving commute times and efficiency, and having better experiences is to eliminate individual transport as much as possible – and reorient cities around mass transit again, as they had been before car companies bought their way into everything.
Apart from that, just imagine the amount of pollution this would generate if it became even kind of widespread.
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This is just a bandaid and completely ignores that the key to alleviating congestion, improving commute times and efficiency, and having better experiences is to eliminate individual transport as much as possible – and reorient cities around mass transit again, as they had been before car companies bought their way into everything.
Apart from that, just imagine the amount of pollution this would generate if it became even kind of widespread.

If you look at their model, it looks like it will seat 8 or so people, and they basically operate off of mini airports that they will create. So basically, you need to travel 10% of the way to their center, get in one of their planes, it will take you to one of their other centers, and then you gotta get an uber or something to get to the last 10%. Things like going to the airport would be nice because you can take it stright there. But yeah... you need to move a lot of people for it to be noticeable , and even then, the majority of traffic derives from aggressive drivers cutting people off or not merging properly.
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