Saturday, July 7, 2007

Jet Pack! The future is getting less sucky!

From SciFi

"Nothing says "the future" quite like jetpacks. Well, guess what, bub? The future is now. Don't believe me? Just check out that video above! No, that isn't from a movie, it's a real test of Jetpack International's new product. Their product: jetpacks, unsurprisingly.

Sure, it can only fly for 3 minutes, but what a 3 minutes! For your $250,000 you'll get your very own jetpack as well as training in how to not kill yourself with it, which seems pretty important. Those 3 minutes not enough time for whatever you've got planned, they've got a more impressive version coming soon: 19 minutes of flight time, a range of 27 miles, and a $200,000 price tag. Yeah, it's probably worth waiting for that one. Sure, its expensive, but can you really put a price on the future? — Adam Frucci"

The numbers are correct. The reasons for the price difference:
1. Second generations of new technology are always cheaper than the first generation after the designs are better refined and supplier costs are optimized.
2. The 19 minute flight time jetpack is based on a design that uses Jet-A fuel instead of hyrogen peroxide as the oder models do. So the different technology must translate into lower overall costs.

all I know is the house in the video kicks ass!

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