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Tiel
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9/10/2011 7:45:08 PM
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Check it out: http://en.wikipedia.org...
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9/10/2011 7:55:19 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
This is exactly what I have been thinking about for awhile, with an exception. Individual pods should be large enough to park a vehicle in. People will simply drive to the train station, park it in and ride the track, preferably free of charge.
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9/10/2011 7:58:52 PM
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Thats so awesome. Maybe the U.S should invest in installing these and make, New York, for example, the first futuristic city of the entire world. That ought to help the economy.
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9/10/2011 7:59:19 PM
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Honestly, I prefer personal rapid transit over that of the subway...I find the prospect of traveling with only a small group of people, or myself, to be far more promising than with a greater group...though there could be a few problems with the realizing of that dream. Judging from what personal rapid transit is, and the controversy it has aroused, there might be a few problems needed to be resolved: how to regulate the system, and prevent people from manipulating it by their own whims, and so on...
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9/10/2011 8:02:36 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 9/10/2011 7:59:19 PM, Man-is-good wrote:
Honestly, I prefer personal rapid transit over that of the subway...I find the prospect of traveling with only a small group of people, or myself, to be far more promising than with a greater group...though there could be a few problems with the realizing of that dream. Judging from what personal rapid transit is, and the controversy it has aroused, there might be a few problems needed to be resolved: how to regulate the system, and prevent people from manipulating it by their own whims, and so on...

Personal transit is not efficient or practical in overpopulated areas such as popular urban centers (cities).
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Tiel
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9/10/2011 8:08:18 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 9/10/2011 7:58:52 PM, 000ike wrote:
Thats so awesome. Maybe the U.S should invest in installing these and make, New York, for example, the first futuristic city of the entire world. That ought to help the economy.

India is gong to incorporate this system into the city of Gurgaon.

The first truly futuristic city might be Masdar City in the United Arab Emirates.

Masdar City: http://en.wikipedia.org...
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000ike
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9/10/2011 8:16:09 PM
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At 9/10/2011 8:08:18 PM, Tiel wrote:
At 9/10/2011 7:58:52 PM, 000ike wrote:
Thats so awesome. Maybe the U.S should invest in installing these and make, New York, for example, the first futuristic city of the entire world. That ought to help the economy.

India is gong to incorporate this system into the city of Gurgaon.

The first truly futuristic city might be Masdar City in the United Arab Emirates.

Masdar City: http://en.wikipedia.org...

At first I thought it beautiful, then I realized that it was walled. That's not very futuristic... I imagine in as time progresses, technology and ecology merge more more until they overlap in complete harmony.
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9/10/2011 8:44:44 PM
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What is the benefit as opposed to a regular train? It says it is more economical but what makes that so?
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9/10/2011 9:05:56 PM
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At 9/10/2011 8:16:09 PM, 000ike wrote:
At 9/10/2011 8:08:18 PM, Tiel wrote:
At 9/10/2011 7:58:52 PM, 000ike wrote:
Thats so awesome. Maybe the U.S should invest in installing these and make, New York, for example, the first futuristic city of the entire world. That ought to help the economy.

India is gong to incorporate this system into the city of Gurgaon.

The first truly futuristic city might be Masdar City in the United Arab Emirates.

Masdar City: http://en.wikipedia.org...

At first I thought it beautiful, then I realized that it was walled. That's not very futuristic... I imagine in as time progresses, technology and ecology merge more more until they overlap in complete harmony.

I agree with you.

Check this out: http://inhabitat.com...
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9/10/2011 9:23:27 PM
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At 9/10/2011 8:02:36 PM, Tiel wrote:
At 9/10/2011 7:59:19 PM, Man-is-good wrote:
Honestly, I prefer personal rapid transit over that of the subway...I find the prospect of traveling with only a small group of people, or myself, to be far more promising than with a greater group...though there could be a few problems with the realizing of that dream. Judging from what personal rapid transit is, and the controversy it has aroused, there might be a few problems needed to be resolved: how to regulate the system, and prevent people from manipulating it by their own whims, and so on...

Personal transit is not efficient or practical in overpopulated areas such as popular urban centers (cities).

True, but then it would require changes in the system and planning of transportation (for the PRT) to accommodate the 'urban cities'.
"Homo sum, humani nihil a me alienum puto." --Terence

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9/10/2011 11:01:37 PM
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At 9/10/2011 7:45:08 PM, Tiel wrote:
Check it out: http://en.wikipedia.org...

OH boy I can't wait to ride in that hidious soon to be , butt smelling, puke smelling graphity laiden pile of crap for $20 one way.
It's not your views that divide us, it's what you think my views should be that divides us.

If you think I will give up my rights and forsake social etiquette to make you "FEEL" better you are sadly mistaken

If liberal democrats would just stop shooting people gun violence would drop by 90%
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9/10/2011 11:11:41 PM
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At 9/10/2011 11:01:37 PM, sadolite wrote:
At 9/10/2011 7:45:08 PM, Tiel wrote:
Check it out: http://en.wikipedia.org...

OH boy I can't wait to ride in that hideous soon to be , butt smelling, puke smelling graffiti laden pile of crap for $20 one way.

Futurists have absolutely no concept of human nature when it comes to the dregs of society. Those things will constantly be vandalized crapped in and pissed in by low lifes. You will go to get in one and there will be a big puddle diarrhea on the seat. They will be a maintenance nightmare
It's not your views that divide us, it's what you think my views should be that divides us.

If you think I will give up my rights and forsake social etiquette to make you "FEEL" better you are sadly mistaken

If liberal democrats would just stop shooting people gun violence would drop by 90%
000ike
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9/10/2011 11:13:31 PM
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At 9/10/2011 11:01:37 PM, sadolite wrote:
At 9/10/2011 7:45:08 PM, Tiel wrote:
Check it out: http://en.wikipedia.org...

OH boy I can't wait to ride in that hidious soon to be , butt smelling, puke smelling graphity laiden pile of crap for $20 one way.

lol you gotta love senseless and illogical yet sarcastic assertions,.....they are afterall intellectual comedy!
"A stupid despot may constrain his slaves with iron chains; but a true politician binds them even more strongly with the chain of their own ideas" - Michel Foucault
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9/10/2011 11:21:25 PM
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I think everyone should get free cars provided by the government. Now, some might cry "socialism" but let me explain: The government in Europe provides things that are necessary to everyone like health care etc. Why not cars? Living in California without a car is like living in hell.
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9/10/2011 11:24:50 PM
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At 9/10/2011 11:21:25 PM, F-16_Fighting_Falcon wrote:
I think everyone should get free cars provided by the government. Now, some might cry "socialism" but let me explain: The government in Europe provides things that are necessary to everyone like health care etc. Why not cars? Living in California without a car is like living in hell.

If it's feasible, I don't see why not. Government works FOR the people, and BY the people. That would not be socialism.
"A stupid despot may constrain his slaves with iron chains; but a true politician binds them even more strongly with the chain of their own ideas" - Michel Foucault
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9/11/2011 10:03:16 PM
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At 9/10/2011 11:21:25 PM, F-16_Fighting_Falcon wrote:
I think everyone should get free cars provided by the government. Now, some might cry "socialism" but let me explain: The government in Europe provides things that are necessary to everyone like health care etc. Why not cars? Living in California without a car is like living in hell.

I agree with this but I think it should be a train system and not cars. Cars are, in all honesty, quite an absurd system. Imagine how many lives could be saved if we used trains instead.
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9/11/2011 10:10:53 PM
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At 9/11/2011 10:03:16 PM, FREEDO wrote:
At 9/10/2011 11:21:25 PM, F-16_Fighting_Falcon wrote:
I think everyone should get free cars provided by the government. Now, some might cry "socialism" but let me explain: The government in Europe provides things that are necessary to everyone like health care etc. Why not cars? Living in California without a car is like living in hell.

I agree with this but I think it should be a train system and not cars. Cars are, in all honesty, quite an absurd system. Imagine how many lives could be saved if we used trains instead.

Lives saved by using trains?
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9/12/2011 4:36:55 PM
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At 9/10/2011 11:13:31 PM, 000ike wrote:
At 9/10/2011 11:01:37 PM, sadolite wrote:
At 9/10/2011 7:45:08 PM, Tiel wrote:
Check it out: http://en.wikipedia.org...

OH boy I can't wait to ride in that hidious soon to be , butt smelling, puke smelling graphity laiden pile of crap for $20 one way.

lol you gotta love senseless and illogical yet sarcastic assertions,.....they are afterall intellectual comedy!

"senseless and illogical yet sarcastic assertions"

UM, Every bus in my town all smells like A22 and the seats are all stained and nasty. You couldn't pay me to ride in those filthy germ infested snot rides. My remarks are true and correct. Your assertion that the dregs of society who ride public transportation don't do such things is what is senseless and illogical. One can only imagine what would take place in an individual personal form of public transportation. Just call em "rolling jack shacks", because that is what they would be.
Your understanding of the nature of the dregs of society is naive if you don't think these thing won't happen.
It's not your views that divide us, it's what you think my views should be that divides us.

If you think I will give up my rights and forsake social etiquette to make you "FEEL" better you are sadly mistaken

If liberal democrats would just stop shooting people gun violence would drop by 90%
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9/13/2011 8:29:08 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 9/10/2011 11:24:50 PM, 000ike wrote:
At 9/10/2011 11:21:25 PM, F-16_Fighting_Falcon wrote:
I think everyone should get free cars provided by the government. Now, some might cry "socialism" but let me explain: The government in Europe provides things that are necessary to everyone like health care etc. Why not cars? Living in California without a car is like living in hell.

If it's feasible, I don't see why not. Government works FOR the people, and BY the people. That would not be socialism.

"Government works FOR the people, and BY the people."
What planet are you living on? Govt is for more govt, for people who work for govt and people who want live off govt. It has no practical positive use for anyone else out side these categories. All it does is vilify and doll out wholesale tyranny to the rest.
It's not your views that divide us, it's what you think my views should be that divides us.

If you think I will give up my rights and forsake social etiquette to make you "FEEL" better you are sadly mistaken

If liberal democrats would just stop shooting people gun violence would drop by 90%