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"IT" .. aka Segway, Ginger, etc.

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by Poop Man Bob, Dec 11, 2001.

  1. Poop Man Bob

    Poop Man Bob Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Nov 16, 2000 Messages: 10,259 Likes Received: 18
    http://www.segway.com/consumer/home_flash.html

    http://www.theginger.com/pic.jpg'>

    When I saw South Park's episode making fun of Ginger, I honestly had no idea what it was referring to. But the episode was hilarious, so I was happy.

    THEN.

    I read an article in last week's Time ([url=http://www.time.com/time/business/article/0,8599,186660,00.html]http://www.time.com/time/business/article/...,186660,00.html[/url]) that discusses Ginger and it's creator.

    Essentially, it is a battery operated scooter that can reach speeds of up to 17 mph and can travel about 17 miles before the battery needs recharging. It has no steering wheel, no brakes, no engine, and no throttle. Plus it's reportedly almost impossible to lose your balance while riding it.

    Taken from the Segway homepage -
    "Segway HT balances through a technology we call dynamic stabilization. To understand how it works, think about how you balance. You have an inner ear that provides equilibrium, visual perception that lets you know where you are, a brain to process data and send commands, and muscles to carry out those actions. Dynamic stabilization works the same way, using gyroscopes and tilt sensors, software and circuit boards, and high-powered electric motors.

    Because it balances the way you do, Segway HT doesn't need input devices, like brakes or an accelerator. Lean forward and you move forward. Lean more, and you move faster. Straighten up and you glide to a stop. Lean back, and you move in reverse. Rotate your wrist in either direction, and you turn. Segway HT's technology makes it happen so naturally, it almost feels invisible."

    [img]http://www.cnn.com/2001/TECH/ptech/12/03/scooter.unveiling/story.kamen.jpg'>

    The dude that created it is saying that it will revolutionize the world. Do you think that's a bit of a stretch? Or do you think he's right on?
     
  2. -Rage-

    -Rage- 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Apr 12, 2001 Messages: 10,006 Likes Received: 27
    SSSsssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo...........fucking gay.
     
  3. bear

    bear Elite Member

    Joined: Jan 1, 2001 Messages: 2,930 Likes Received: 0
    dude poop
    this shit seems nuts. i mean, if it reall does all that that well, then this guy really has something and i am not sure that he's far-fetched in commenting on its revolutionary capabilities. to think of a car that would react in a human-like manner is almost inconceivable. nuts stuff
     
  4. fr8oholic

    fr8oholic Veteran Member

    Joined: Apr 23, 2000 Messages: 9,256 Likes Received: 2
    i'm sorry but i had to fix the word segue...


    blame THE LAW
     
  5. Poop Man Bob

    Poop Man Bob Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Nov 16, 2000 Messages: 10,259 Likes Received: 18
    Eh? It's called "Segway" ... it wasn't a spelling error.
     
  6. ASER1NE

    ASER1NE Veteran Member

    Joined: Oct 15, 2001 Messages: 7,578 Likes Received: 3
    OKAY LISTEN HERE !!!

    I THINK THAT THIS THING IS FUKKING COOL AND YOU PPL SHOULD ADMIT IT TOO , IF ANY OF US GOT ONE WE'D BE LIKE RIDING IT ALL OVER THE PLACE AND TELLIN ALL OUR FRIENDS BUT..........

    .......I WAS THINKING , THIS THING IS COOL BUT IT COSTS LIKE 3000 US. SO CHANCES ARE MOST PPL WONT HAVE ONE ANYTIME SOON AND BECAUSE ITS SO TECHNICALLY ADVANCED AND WHATNOT PPL WILL WANT ONE SO MY QUESTION TO YOU ALL IS DONT YOU THINK THEY'D BE DANGEROUS BECAUSE ANYONE COULD COME UP ON YOU AND FUKKIN PUNCH YOU IN THE FACE AND TAKE IT .......RIGHT......
     
  7. fr8oholic

    fr8oholic Veteran Member

    Joined: Apr 23, 2000 Messages: 9,256 Likes Received: 2
    you betchabite a chip!
     
  8. Poop Man Bob

    Poop Man Bob Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Nov 16, 2000 Messages: 10,259 Likes Received: 18
  9. Fox Mulder

    Fox Mulder 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Nov 23, 2000 Messages: 12,434 Likes Received: 86
    a society where its people are too fucking lazy to walk. as of now 1/4 of all children are over weight. lets go for 1/2
     
  10. -Rage-

    -Rage- 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Apr 12, 2001 Messages: 10,006 Likes Received: 27
    Bring Bring..Bring Bring!

    Where's the little bell?
     
  11. Kr430n5_666

    Kr430n5_666 Banned

    Joined: Oct 6, 2004 Messages: 19,229 Likes Received: 30
    http://www.netgoth.org.uk/people/172.jpg'>
    my reaction to that

    happilly disgusted
     
  12. bobobi11

    bobobi11 Elite Member

    Joined: Dec 15, 2000 Messages: 2,807 Likes Received: 0
    I think this has some great potential as a way of reducing the cars on the road for short trips. Most people got on short (1-5) mile trips on average. This would be cheaper, environmentally friendly, and fun. I don't know.

    Regarding the price, give it a year or two and it will go down. As this thing catches on, volume sales will drop the cost.
     
  13. Smart

    Smart Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Apr 14, 2000 Messages: 17,017 Likes Received: 175
    they invented that already, it's called the bicycle... I guess this is the type of bike you can ride and still gain weight huh?
     
  14. bobobi11

    bobobi11 Elite Member

    Joined: Dec 15, 2000 Messages: 2,807 Likes Received: 0
    I would agree and personally I don't drive, I walk, bike or take mass transit. However there are lazy people who are unwilling to ride a bike because it takes work, this is so easy they may be willing to get out of their cars. I could care less if they are fat or not, I would like to see less cars on the road.
     
  15. vectorib

    vectorib New Jack

    Joined: Dec 13, 2001 Messages: 13 Likes Received: 0
    not a big fan, unless your handicapped.
    if your not mobily impaired...get off your ass.

    bump to jdk for the segway identity!!!
     
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