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Dr T Non-Fan
12-03-2001, 06:59 PM
Now I get the whole joke on South Park.
How the creators got ahead of this game is beyond me.
Now, for some real analysis: Is there any way that this thing will really work? I mean, by next X-mas?
12-03-2001, 07:46 PM
Saw it in the news this evening. Looks cool. Goes well on rough terrain. But $8000!!!
Laffit Pincay, Jr.
12-03-2001, 08:34 PM
I think IT misses the point of why people don't bicycle or walk to work every day: the weather.
If it is cold, raining, or worse, you will not be able to use IT. In the summer it will be a nuisance on the sidewalks much like skateboarders are now.
The razor scooters created a new emergency room epidemic, IT may too. Even if IT has gyroscopes to keep IT upright, there is nothing to keep you from falling off.
At $6,000 IT does not answer my commuter needs, does IT work for anyone?
Dr T Non-Fan
12-03-2001, 08:36 PM
$8,000 is for the industrial-strength version.
It's too slow, and any faster makes it too dangerous.
It's built to be used on sidewalks, since there are regulations for street-legal motor-powered vehicles. But, on sidewalks it would be dangerous in the urban areas it's supposed be used.
Maybe it has a use as a non-person vehicle? I'd like to walk it to the store, than have it take the groceries home, instead of those plastic bags ripping my delicate hands. As it stands, the walk is too far for a gallon of milk. And the cart patrol is in force.
12-04-2001, 01:44 AM
I don't really see this taking off as something your "average" person will use... however, variations on this technology could be incredibly helpful to the moderately disabled. For someone who, for example, had massive arthritis, and could only walk short distances, a device like this could significantly increase their independence and mobility.
Or imagine cranky old people throwing away their walkers, and zooming around on scooters instead... playing chicken in nursing home hallways... nevermind, I don't like where I'm going with this.
12-04-2001, 09:49 AM
looks like a great way to get home from the bar!
12-04-2001, 11:16 AM
That is the d*mn funniest thing I have heard yet on this ridiculous invention.
12-04-2001, 11:28 AM
Looks like just another overpriced gadget for the Sharper Image catalog.
12-04-2001, 04:42 PM
At 12 mph, it would certainly take me a lot longer to get to work. But I would consider it anyway, except for the weather factor. And I live in Oregon, so the weather factor is a significant one!
Add an umbrella and a radio, and I'll seriously consider IT.
12-04-2001, 05:36 PM
When do they start building cities around this cross between a moped and a Razor scooter?
12-04-2001, 05:48 PM
Some of the technology that this guy came up (perpetual motion device) may be used to eventually replace the oil powered motor.
Dr T Non-Fan
12-04-2001, 05:50 PM
Even better if "Home" could be keyed into some GPS doo-hickey, and it takes you home from the bar. Maybe a cup-holder keep the one for the road.
12-04-2001, 07:17 PM
On 2001-12-04 17:48, Guerilla Poster wrote:
(perpetual motion device)
Are claim that this guy actually invented a perpetual motion device, and the only application he could think of was a dorky little scooter?
12-05-2001, 08:06 AM
if you can be cited for riding a BICYCLE while under the influence, why wouldn't you be cited for THIS thing?? I don't think so. Sounds like just so much hooey.
12-05-2001, 03:10 PM
It smells like
1. enhanced versions are already designed
2. extremely high profit margins are built into current price
12-05-2001, 03:31 PM
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