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    I think it's called the A2, and apparently, it'll be able to fly halfway around the world in five hours. It is twice as fast as the Concord.

    Instead of a 22 hour flight between Brittain and Sydney, it'll be 4 1/2.

    http://cosmos.bcst.yahoo.com/up/play...26721&src=news

    There's the video which explains it all. So my question to you is:

    Do you think these types of airplanes will take over the whole flying industry, and replace all the other airplanes? Is this the way we'll be travelling in twenty years or so?

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    in the future trains will be faster than air planes
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    underwater trains you mean

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    Did they start building underwater trains?

    They transported a stem cell through a teleport of some sort already.

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    I see no use in ultra fast aircraft for domestic use. It's pricy to construct and at that speed I doubt an average person could possibly afford, or more importantly find any use for these in the near future. If that's what awaits us in the future of aviation, it's rather a waste.

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    Teleportation will be the new way to get armies from shore to shore.

    Or.. it will be the end of Mexican borders.
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    Then we will dye easter eggs and watch stupid horror movies until she pisses her pants and I die.
    Im growing impatient with these malevolent slithering reptiles on this bloody aircraft.
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    But each plane can fit 300 people

    I think it's pretty great.

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    Each teleportation pod will fit an entire platoon. Plus it will take an instant to get to the other end.
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    Im growing impatient with these malevolent slithering reptiles on this bloody aircraft.
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    yeah, but what if a part of you never reaches the other side?

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    No third leg anymore

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    I really would miss my foot

    That's why I go with the new airplane.

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    Those airplanes can't replace ALL airplanes. Think of a flight from San Deigo to LA; you hardly get off the ground before you would have to land again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Lacemaker View Post
    I see no use in ultra fast aircraft for domestic use. It's pricy to construct and at that speed I doubt an average person could possibly afford, or more importantly find any use for these in the near future. If that's what awaits us in the future of aviation, it's rather a waste.
    Obviously the A2 will only be used for international flights just like Concordes were. And the cost of a ticket is apparently going to be business class level. Definitely affordable.

    Teleportation will be the new way to get armies from shore to shore.
    Your great grandchildren's great grandchildren will be parents before teleportation becomes viable for human use. Perhaps not even then.
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    Teleportation is a terrible idea. It wouldn't actually work like things being magically transported places, because that is impossible. What it would be is destroying every cell in your body at one area, and then rebuilding your body cell by cell in another area. This is highly improbable bordering on completely impossible, for a number of reasons. The biggest two being that if all the information to every cell in your body was stored digitally, and burned on regular CD disks and stacked, the stack would reach almost to the center of the galaxy. Also who could say if mental function/knowledge/memories/personality would even be possible to keep intact.
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    Each teleportation pod will fit an entire platoon. Plus it will take an instant to get to the other end.
    Let's just pray no flies enter the telepods! I hate the whole "demolecularized-remolecuralized" idea. I'd rather just rip a hole through the universe and come out the other side. It'll fix itself.


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    I'm really surprised how slowly transportation technology is advancing compared to other fields.
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    Quote Originally Posted by God View Post
    Teleportation is a terrible idea. It wouldn't actually work like things being magically transported places, because that is impossible. What it would be is destroying every cell in your body at one area, and then rebuilding your body cell by cell in another area. This is highly improbable bordering on completely impossible, for a number of reasons. The biggest two being that if all the information to every cell in your body was stored digitally, and burned on regular CD disks and stacked, the stack would reach almost to the center of the galaxy. Also who could say if mental function/knowledge/memories/personality would even be possible to keep intact.
    larger amounts of memory are being compacted into smaller massed objects every year. In a hundred years, you'll have a holographic chip that can hold a trillion terabytes.


    Plus, what seems more improbable, a time machine or teleportation. A Time Machine of course, it is closer to impossible than teleportation.
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    Then we will dye easter eggs and watch stupid horror movies until she pisses her pants and I die.
    Im growing impatient with these malevolent slithering reptiles on this bloody aircraft.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nidogod View Post
    Let's just pray no flies enter the telepods! I hate the whole "demolecularized-remolecuralized" idea. I'd rather just rip a hole through the universe and come out the other side. It'll fix itself.
    "The Fly" was a great movie.
    Quote Originally Posted by Star View Post
    Then we will dye easter eggs and watch stupid horror movies until she pisses her pants and I die.
    Im growing impatient with these malevolent slithering reptiles on this bloody aircraft.
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    all we need is a superfast rat geneticly modified to be hollow and the size of an elephant that can fit 400 people then it will be just like teleporting in a rats insides.

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    IM BACK!!!!!

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    The Uncertainty Principle means it is impossible to produce an exact copy. Then there's the great big issue of electrons only having a probable position in the first place...

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