Future of Transportation
This documentary discusses the future of automotive travel, air travel, anti-gravity, virtual reality and teleportation.
It begins with the automobile. Science fiction has always painted amazing pictures of future travel. John Clute, the author of The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, points out that science fiction “has always loved the idea of travel”. “Flying cars,” he points out.
“Vaccum tubes down which rocket-shaped projectiles would be dashing. We’d find tunnels under the sea. We would find gigantic airplanes with thousands of propellers.”
But while the imaginers of science fiction were creating a fantastic future, most real engineers were pinning our hopes on the automobile.
Science fiction has always known the answer. “Take to the skies”. In other words, put wings on a car and let it take to the skies.
Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RfZ7qzfw5EA
Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hjwIesSZqbQ
Part 4: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v637XamX_eU
Part 5: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qF3AWWerNpA
Part 6: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EMzmVx6Hv0Q
Keywords: Future Fantastic, The Incredible Shrinking Planet, Gillian Anderson, Michio Kaku, Neal Stephenson, Paul Moller, John Klute