Saturday, June 11, 2016

Questions America Wants Answered: "Is the Jetpack Movement Finally Taking Off?"

From the Wall Street Journal, June 7:
..."Even Google couldn’t make it work. 'The jetpack is a death trap because the engines go off and you’re dead,' says Astro Teller, the head of X, the so-called moonshot factory of Google parent Alphabet Inc. His team dropped the jetpack in favor of a gyrocopter—essentially a backpack helicopter that descends slowly thanks to a rotor that turns naturally, like a maple seed, as it falls."...
Astro Teller?

HT: Singularity Hub's "This Week’s Awesome Stories From Around the Web" which also points out a contender for the prestigious Climateer Line of the Day Award:
“content that was that communications and everything that makes on a person what they’re are also to be in the Internet in the fact about it is that models are technologication of the same that its also from the most computer.'"
-Adrienne Lafrance | The Atlantic : A Computer Tried (and Failed) to Write This Article
Reminding one of nothing so much as the Reverend Sharpton the day the teleprompter broke, August 9, 2011:

“We all know I’ve had my share of prompter issues” 
-Al Sharpton as quoted at the Huffington Post