xeni at May 28th, 2014 16:36 — #1
krepta3000 at May 28th, 2014 17:09 — #2
I don't want to burst any bubbles, but, this isn't new, I saw this a while ago.
jim_kirk at May 28th, 2014 17:31 — #3
benitowine at May 28th, 2014 18:13 — #4
Jim: I thought the same thing. Love that movie and watch it whenever I need to spark the creative juices.
bob_ at May 28th, 2014 18:29 — #5
brainspore at May 28th, 2014 18:42 — #6
The basic design dates back to the early 1960s.
heeveel at May 28th, 2014 20:24 — #7
But how much stuff can you pack in it?
halloween_jack_ at May 28th, 2014 21:05 — #8
An interesting idea, but when I saw the tiny wheels I lost interest. The reason why skaters don't use their boards and Rollerblades for general transportation (and why Neal Stephenson had to invent SmartWheels for his skater couriers in Snow Crash) is that those tiny wheels amplify the impact of potholes, cracks, and road debris: it makes the likelihood of an accident much higher, and the consequences much worse, at higher speeds, and the whole point of a motorized vehicle is to go faster. (The cited 12.5 MPH limit is highly questionable; maybe on perfectly flat roads. A decent bicycle could easily pass him. For that matter, I find it interesting that the photos show perfect "black ice" pavement.) It's why you don't see Vespa-type scooters on the highway, even though they're legally motorcycles.
drdave at May 28th, 2014 22:05 — #9
I prefer the green alternative: the Skoot suitcase bicycle.
l_mariachi at May 29th, 2014 03:50 — #10
Is that dude taking a nap or just sniffing the seat?
xeni at June 2nd, 2014 16:36 — #11
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