The drive down from SF to our Sunnyvale office today took almost 2 hours (thank god I only have to drive down once in awhile).. Ugh.
So, inspired by the insipid traffic this morning, Masnick and I started discussing the viability of personal air transport.. I don’t think that it’s practically feasible to have personal air transport, in the way that we currently use cars. I just don’t see it. Sure, it’s been in plenty of movies and tv shows, but.. hmm.. just seems too impractical for me. Masnick disagrees.. Yes, I know about the Moller SkyCar, but it’s juuust a little expensive for me right now.
So, we decided to make a long bet (well, not an “official” one, like on the site — our bet is for 1 can of Coke.)..
The bet I initially proposed:
“Personal flying vehicles will be a standard way of transportation within our lifetime.”
But.. then I realized, that in order for this bet to be settled, we would have to be dead — at which point, neither of us would be able to pay the 1 can of Coke. So, that’s kind of silly, so, I revised it to a 50 year bet.
The bet, revised:
“Personal flying vehicles will be a standard way of transportation by February 9, 2057″
Masnick is taking the YES side, and I’m taking the NO.
There. It’s now part of official record.
And yes, this is really, really, really geeky.
And I wonder why I’m still single.