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The 'Hover Bike' is Almost Ready for its Debut: VIDEO

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Aerofex, a company in the business of hover technology, is in the process of designing a 'hover bike' which responds to the rider's own sense of balance: "So far, according to Blastr they've achieved flights of 30 mph hovering 15 feet above the ground. With a little more tuning, these bad boys could be available for market by 2014."

Who's going to be the first to bring one to Burning Man?

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. Who would have thought that we'd get hover bikes BEFORE we got self-lacing Nikes and self-drying jackets?

    Posted by: Miguel R | Aug 21, 2012 12:21:12 PM


  2. I wonder what the perceived benefits are. Can it fly on water?

    Posted by: Rafa | Aug 21, 2012 12:35:55 PM


  3. :O :O :O

    Posted by: nico | Aug 21, 2012 1:04:05 PM


  4. I'll wait for the dust-free version. Ka-choo!

    Posted by: castaway | Aug 21, 2012 2:07:22 PM


  5. D --

    No. You cannot have one.

    -- R

    Posted by: your_husband | Aug 21, 2012 2:33:30 PM


  6. @your_husband:

    LMAO!! That totally made my day...'cause I was thinking the same thing! :)

    Posted by: Mr.Bates | Aug 21, 2012 3:01:02 PM


  7. This kind of inventions belongs to the past. In times of man-triggered climate-change Earth cannot afford such a waste of energy just for pleasure. Or is it our the goal to transform our planet into a desert like the one in the video?

    Posted by: Roman Bolliger | Aug 21, 2012 5:10:40 PM


  8. Now that is cool- (and by the way the guy in the Fluke add is cute)

    Posted by: jaragon | Aug 21, 2012 5:41:37 PM


  9. It must be incredibly fuel hungry. I’m all for scientific research, but we are heading toward a predicted unavoidable cliff regarding fossil fuels depletion, climate change, pollution, overpopulation, etcetera –estimate 30 to 40 years to burst in full- and our priorities should be put in averting such crisis while we barely can. It’s not a rant, it’s a “tomorrow you will starve and today you are wasting time cooking an elaborate cake” thought. If you are curious, a pretty balanced, instructive (and relatively short) documentary here
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VOMWzjrRiBg&list=FL8dH_0ZYwLyGS2Bl3K2IJVw&index=1&feature=plpp_video

    Posted by: SayTheTruth | Aug 21, 2012 10:41:07 PM


  10. WHAT ABOUT THE NOISE!

    Posted by: brion | Aug 22, 2012 1:01:49 AM


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