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(CNN)   Pew (pew pew) poll suggests Americans are cautiously excited about future technology, but only 1% of us want a personal jetpack   (cnn.com) divider line 14
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2014-04-17 04:24:14 PM
3 votes:
I want a jetpack, I just don't want you assholes getting them. Look at how you drive.
2014-04-17 07:50:20 PM
2 votes:
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Phil: This jet pack project is going to be so exciting. Jet packs are the ultimate dream of every scientist. Skies teeming with ordinary citizens strapped to rockets.
Lem: Flying through the air at 60 miles an hour in any direction... A lot of people are going to die.
2014-04-17 02:28:43 PM
2 votes:
Ok ok not personal jetpacks, but can we have military jetpacks I've got ideas....

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/1st Battalion Female Rocketeers.
2014-04-17 02:15:04 PM
2 votes:
I am glad that we are taking 3D printing seriously. Our earnest entrance to the beginnings of replication technology has been quite uplifting. I am optimistic about future technology and really want to see it deployed as much as possible.
2014-04-18 07:05:21 AM
1 votes:

wslush: umad: Sidecrab: All the naysayers saying 'nobody can fly a jetpack safely'... the driving fatality rate is something like one for every 200 million hours of driving. Most people can handle a car 99% of the time.

The when a jetpack breaks down you can't just coast to a nice slow stop. No thanks.

So... parachute.


Go jump off a 4 or 5 story building with a parachute and let us know how that works out for you. They take time to deploy. More time than you will have in many cases.
2014-04-17 07:53:04 PM
1 votes:

Sidecrab: All the naysayers saying 'nobody can fly a jetpack safely'... the driving fatality rate is something like one for every 200 million hours of driving. Most people can handle a car 99% of the time.


I have to keep my hand on the horn every time I drive to or from the SO's workplace.  There's a roundabout there that has been up for over a year, and I would have been T-Boned no less than three times if I wasn't hyper aware that people can't figure it the f--k out.

Being hyperaware on a 2D plane is bad enough - in a marked lane situation, with more than adequate signage.  3D would be insane.
2014-04-17 07:32:49 PM
1 votes:

cgraves67: If everyone had a rocketpack we would need a full time staff of people to clean bloody smears off the sides of large buildings and clean up debris from mid-air collisions.


We already do. They're called paramedics.

Well, the bloody smear guys are generally lumped under the "industrial and/or medical cleaning services" category. But the paramedics have to bag most of the big chunks.

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2014-04-17 07:29:17 PM
1 votes:
I'm an old man at heart, but only actually 28. Even some of the stuff we have today has me puzzled and some things even seem like too much. I find myself seeing an invention that makes something i used to do easier and am like "well wtf we need one of these for? I used to do this without that new fangled crap." Of course, my grand parents probably said the same shiat about some of the stuff i use, like a new fangled "cellular telephone" and "cruise control" lol.
2014-04-17 06:56:46 PM
1 votes:
You know how you get a face full of bugs on a bike or scooter. Jet packs are like that only the bugs are pigeons, sea gulls and owls.

Speaking of sea gulls, you don't want to get one of those in the eye and the goggles do nothing.

Personal flying machines are one of the dumbest ideas ever. It's dumber than crossing the Atlantic on a pedal-Swan.
2014-04-17 06:47:01 PM
1 votes:

Sidecrab: All the naysayers saying 'nobody can fly a jetpack safely'... the driving fatality rate is something like one for every 200 million hours of driving. Most people can handle a car 99% of the time.


The when a jetpack breaks down you can't just coast to a nice slow stop. No thanks.
2014-04-17 04:35:50 PM
1 votes:

wambu: Only ONE PERCENT?


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I'd rather have a flying car.
2014-04-17 03:40:25 PM
1 votes:
I want a jet pack, a house-cleaning robot and a flying and/or driverless car. I also want a replicator, a tricorder and a holodeck. I'll pass on teleportation and pod racers though.
2014-04-17 01:58:47 PM
1 votes:
People clearly haven't thought through that brain improvement one.  The moment I can google right from my wetware, I'm on it.

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2014-04-17 01:42:12 PM
1 votes:
That's because the 99% can't afford a jet pack.

THANKS, OBAMA!
 
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