to MSNBC, this image is a patent submission for some kind of "wearable
car" drawn by Dean Kamen, inventor extraordinaire. Many have cited
this patent as the answer to the mystery of IT, a subject we covered in this article.
This drawing is pretty close to what Technology Boy described on the MSNBC
newsboard. It makes perfect sense that the mysterious new transportation
device that Kamen has invented would be based on other gadgets that he was
responsible for, like the iBot wheelchair (which shares some functional
similarities to IT).
Here's what Kamen has had to say recently about IT, a device he has been
reticent to discuss until now:
have a promising project, but nothing of the Earth-shattering nature that people
are conjuring up."
eases our minds a bit, but it's also slightly disappointing. I would have
liked to see hover bikes or fusion-powered personal helicopters. All of
the information we have about IT was gleaned from a book proposal that we
detailed in our last entry. Here's what Kamen has to say about the value
of using this document as a source of information:
leaked proposal quoted several prominent technology leaders out of context,
without their doubts, risks and maybes included."
out of context is a bad thing? This guy ought to get in touch with the UFO
community. They could learn a lot.
Anyway, back to IT.
short description gleaned from The Washington Post:
drawing looks like a pogo stick with a single wheel under it that you can’t
push over, no matter how hard you try. “Sort of ‘B.C.’ meets George Jetson
in the form of a Razor on steroids,” as Paul Saffo of the Institute for the
Future put it yesterday.
If Ginger is indeed a kind of 60 mph wheeled witch’s broom, there would be a
sort of outlandish logic to it, given the inventor’s background.
be first in line for one of these babies. It sounds like fun, until you
whip around one of these West Virginia back roads and slam into a tree.
I'd better wear a helmet.