Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Man Powered Flight
Remember the Gossamer Albatross? An airplane that crossed the English Channel powered only by man. That was now 30 years ago. Thirty years ago is a long time.
And now we are discovering Nanotechnology. Imagine using this science to create light, powerful and flexible wings. We could insert our arms and legs into this airplane, and off we go.
As both cars and air conditioning do now, we could have dual fuel personal aircraft. With solar power and human power, we unfold our airplane, slide in, and off we go.
The beauty of technology and being free people, is not if, but when. I think this will happen in my lifetime--where the average person will fly in his own aircraft. And it will become taken for granted as we do cell phones today.