Posted on June 9, 2012

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I remember seeing a commercial back in 2000.  It had actor Avery Brooks (Star Trek: DS9‘s Captain Sisko) standing by a busy road.  “It’s the year 2000.  Where are the flying cars?  I was promised flying cars!”  He was talking about IBM computers and how people were commuting rather than needing flying cars.  But it had me thinking, “Yeah, there were supposed to be flying cars!”  So where are our flying cars?  Why don’t we have flying saucers?  Why is it that our greatest method of flight is a method which is almost 100 years old?

There’s no such thing as antigravity.  At least, that’s what the “experts” keep telling us.  That’s not a very intelligent statement to make.  First of all, we don’t even know for certain what gravity is other than being a force that brings bodies of mass together.  And secondly, it depends on how…

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