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    These may or may not catch on, but this is fascinating reading nonetheless: [img]smile.gif[/img]

    http://www.howstuffworks.com/ginger.htm
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    I tell you Scott, When I first saw what the "suprise" was I was a bit let down......A scooter was going to change the world?!?!? But it's actually pretty cool. If that can be developed on a larger scale........Kamen might be on to something.

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    I think it's a neat idea. Little piezo gyros have come a long way the last few years, and batteries have too.

    The only thing I wonder about is if they'll sell beyond the novelty of it. Honestly, a bike is cheaper/faster/more reliable. I'm not sure where the advantage for most people is.

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    So I say to myself, "Self, 12 mph... that's pretty damn slow. It takes you 11 minutes to get to your friend's house at 40-45 mph right now. That means it would take you over a half hour to get there on a Segway. And that 30 minute commute to work is WAAAAY out of the question."
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    Self, I think it's aimed at folks that live in highly-urbanized areas.

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    Its a cool little toy, I'll give it that. A little on the spendy side. And YES, I was let down too. Last year they made it sound like it was going to be fucking time travel or something. Good idea to grow with though, its got possibilities.
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    It'll never catch on. How are you gonna have sex on one of them?
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    When I finally get one, I'll let ya know.
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    It really looks like fun, doesn't it? I dig it.

    Definitely an urban thing. If you live in a place where you need a car to get around, this could never replace it. Even if you are the only person who's ever in your car, you're still gonna need a car for going shopping or to a gig or anywhere you need to carry things to or back from.

    And like a bike, I wouldn't want to be out riding this if it was really cold, or rainy, or anything.

    I wonder if it ever screws up when you're going down or up a hill?
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    Two states you will see a LOT of them...Cali, and Florida.....maybe Zona.
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    <blockquote>quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by Goo:
    It'll never catch on. How are you gonna have sex on one of them?<hr></blockquote>
    You mean alone or with someone?? [img]tongue.gif[/img]

    I thought it was pretty cool, not something I would use unless it went faster and came with a cd player.
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    I saw a thing on TV this morning about the inventor. Pretty eccentric guy, but aren't a lot of inventors that way?

    Anyway, the guy's company created a wheelcar equipped with the same technology as the Segway that's even more amazing. The wheelcar is "all-terrain" -- meaning it can go over just about surface including stairs (additional wheels help it "crawl" up stairs). But during normal operation the thing uses only two wheels. Pretty cool shit...
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    I'll put my kart engine on it~!

 

 

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