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Posted: 20 May 2010

This is indeed an idea that is expected to materialise in the near future. Considering the fact that Avis has won the deal for the modified transformer, would the Skypod only be available for rental purposes and if not, what would the value of such an intervention be for the individual who may be interested. Who would be the primary manfuctures and what would a maintainance plan consist of?

Computer piloted 'transformer' vehicles cleared for public use
Dateline: 2021
Ever since DARPA's 'Flying Hummer' known as the Transformer X made its debut, people have been champing at the bit to get a chance to use them for personal travel. They are the ideal vehicles to beat the traffic, but you can still fit them in the garage, or drive them to the mall. And the advanced auto-pilot takes off and lands automatically. But authorities have been reluctant to approve ...
Doug Vining Hi Duwayne, a recent poll in Germany showed 23% of people would be prepared to accept chip implants for benefits:
I'll follow up with email on any additional info.
Posted: 20 May 2010 at 16:50
Duwayne Kock Just a quick question.
I work in our Finance division for the Card business. Do you perhaps have an idea of the status of chip implants into human beings for transactional purposes as well as mass storage purposes. As I understand it, this product is designed to limit the risk of personal details being stolen from individuals as is commonly occuring in todays news.
I'm interested as to which country would implement this first (if it has not yet been done) and which company would be the primary stakeholder for such an intervention.
Posted: 20 May 2010 at 16:07
Doug Vining Good questions, Duwayne, and ones which will be answered by the future! My feeling is that it will take more than five years to get acceptable prototypes working for the military, and the civilian versions will only come much later. They could be made available under strict licensing rules, like light aircraft, or sold with a reduced set of functionality. Who knows? Maybe BMW or Bombardier would be manufacturers. I think a 'motor plan' would be essential.
Posted: 20 May 2010 at 14:23
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