10 crazy ideas that just might work

Cutting-edge ideas often sound wild, then change our lives. Consider a cross-country vacuum tube, a human-organ printer, an invisibility cloak and 7 other futuristic projects in the works right now.

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Aug 6, 2013 11:23PM

We are AT LEAST 30 years behind the curve.


Surprises me someone else has not beat us to it.


Politicians have wasted more than we can comprehend ...... and it's all (our own) your fault. lol.


Can WE please stop with the phony political theatrics, and build a "f"ing road for crying out loud?

Aug 7, 2013 10:03AM

Musilini, you clearly don't have a clue do you ? None of the stimulus money went to unions.

$288 billion went to tax relief for businesses.

$144 billion went to state and local fiscal relief, Polices  and Firefighters etc.

$111 billion went to infrastructure and science

$59 billion went to healthcare

$81 billion went to education

$43 billion went to Energy projects

Not one check was written to a union, how stupid are you anyway ?

Plus under Obama the deficit has fallen by $743 billion in just 5 years and government spending increases have fallen from 7.7% annually under Republicans to just 1.5%, 5 time less than Republican spending increases. Please educate your self before writing such a stupid fact less article.

Aug 9, 2013 7:30AM
Actually a few months ago, they made a new airway for a baby using a bio printer. The temporary airway dissolves in a few months after the baby's airway repairs itself over time using the artificial airway as a matrix. 
much the way that internal stitches dissolve after surgery,
Aug 12, 2013 12:20PM
Would be hard to fight a forest fire 20 stories high!
Aug 13, 2013 10:30AM

The Vertical forest is only going to work in climates with a lot of rain, and even then, think of the water required to keep it going.  It has to sustain any drought.


Otherwise, one tenant or somebody careless is going to toss a cigarette butt out the window and WHOOSH, the whole thing goes up in flames.

Aug 13, 2013 8:30PM
Unbelievable innovation Elon Musk! Electric cars, private space industry and now this!  WTG! We need more, more, more of this.
Aug 13, 2013 8:42PM
Something has to be done. way to many cars and trucks on the roads, especially in and around cities with a larger population. Where do we put more free ways?
Aug 6, 2013 9:33PM
3 D printing is going to be  big. I have been looking at STRATASYS. it has been a flatliner but i think it will break out soon.
Your thought
Aug 10, 2013 11:50AM

I love the idea of vacume tube transport.


only wish they could vacume tube transport the ran that's in colarado and deposit it onto California to put out the fire

Aug 19, 2013 3:04PM

verticle forrest is pretty cool


but they should be using smaller bushy fruit producing trees. like honeyberries, June berries, apple, and chokecherries and such.


these trees dont' get very big, produce a useable food source :D, and can basically be planted from the berries they creat!

Aug 16, 2013 2:44PM

Vertical forests.....hmmm.

The ONE major issue with transplanted trees when compared to trees grown from seed in one place, like natural forests, is the lack of a taproot.  Pretty big issue since the taproot is THE anchor for the tree that keeps it from blowing over in a storm.  Planting nursery-grown trees hundreds of feet in the air on the balconies of skyscrapers is going to create one scary side effect: in windstorms, it won't be branches falling - it will be the WHOLE DARN TREE!!!

Aug 14, 2013 11:40PM
How about the Space Elevator or the Television that you can paint onto a wall?
Aug 6, 2013 9:21PM

"Time magazine predicted online shopping would "flop" in 1996, and Amazon () stock traded for just $6 back in September 2001 when everyone just knew it would fail. That stock has gained 4,900% to $300 per share, as Amazon has taken over a big chunk of retail."


Amazon hasn't actually made any money doing it either. Are you people crazy? Bezos created a venue that thrives on negative profit margins and boobs thinking drop shipping will replace their day job. It never does but there's always another boob waiting to try. Bezos modernized the PT Barnum grasp of suckers and that includes all the investors who helped him accumulate $25 billion with nothing. By the way... how much of that $300 stock price is owed to Bernanke's $85 billion a month QE and bankers banking on Internet Commerce swapping out their failures in every single other venue?

Aug 14, 2013 8:20PM
OMG! Climate Change! The ultimate excuse to raise your taxes, curtail your freedon, and have you beg Congress to do it.
Aug 22, 2013 1:42PM
Brilliant form of Prosperity is now Within US ALL.
Aug 7, 2013 10:23AM
3 D printing is going to be  big. I have been looking at STRATASYS. it has been a flatliner but i think it will break out soon.
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Now you can go back to your bottle of mad dog you have next to your sleeping bag.
Aug 6, 2013 8:47PM
Aug 9, 2013 11:11AM

Vacuum-tube transport: never happen.


Invisibility cloak: I'm working on one now which IS invisible to the human eye.


3-D printing of human organs: never happen.


Memory machine: Possible, it's called MSNBC and the liberal press shaping the news as they see fit, like Trayvon Martin was a good guy when the facts are he was a criminal and a punk.


Docbots: They're called nanobots, coming soon.


Wooden batteries: never happen.


Pavement power: Other sources of power generation, like tidal, provide more potential.


The snore-stopping robot: Are you serious?   Other, more effective, simpler solutions exist.


Hovercraft golf cart: Already here, nobody wants it.  Very expensive compare to alternative.


Vertical forest: Ridiculous, consider the root system.

Aug 7, 2013 4:20AM
Obama could have put all the stimulus cash into a hyper-loop system, but instead he threw the money to the unions and now we have nothing to show for it besides the insane amount of debt.
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