Bofredrik
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How Will We Travel By Air Year 2100?

Wed Dec 06, 2006 7:33 am

"Everything that can be invented has been invented."
Charles H. Duell, U.S. Commissioner of Patents, in 1899.

No, he was wrong.

But some people say/think the same today.
And it is maybe so that we always think that our own time
is the best and no one can come after us with better ideas.

But what will air travel look like in year 2100?
Space rockets, or do we just click on a small machine and in seconds
move us wherever we want to be in the world..., or is it more or less like today?

[Edited 2006-12-05 23:34:33]
 
targowski
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RE: How Will We Travel By Air Year 2100?

Wed Dec 06, 2006 8:50 am

hopefully we will have the ability to travel in space at very high rates of speed (faster than possible now but not "near light speed" as the limit is defined by hawking) and possibly regularly use schedule spacecraft flight travel to colonies on the moon and mars and space stations.

it would still be expensive but since the technology will be needed to develop an eventual evacuation of earth due to finite resources and ecology sometime in the next 250 years, some of this technology will trickle down to consumer travel by then. (i hope).

for shorter distances, we may have some form of sonic flight, probably using nuclear power. i'm not sure that we have the natural resources to continue using fossil fuels.
 
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RE: How Will We Travel By Air Year 2100?

Wed Dec 06, 2006 8:55 am

Quoting Bofredrik (Thread starter):
But what will air travel look like in year 2100?

I'd assume it will look something like this:


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RE: How Will We Travel By Air Year 2100?

Wed Dec 06, 2006 8:56 am

Service will be equivalent to Greyhound. You will have to wear a "security approved airline mandated outfit".
 
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RE: How Will We Travel By Air Year 2100?

Wed Dec 06, 2006 9:15 am

Quoting ThePRGuy (Reply 2):
Quoting Bofredrik (Thread starter):
But what will air travel look like in year 2100?

I'd assume it will look something like this:

LOL. Will the JetBlue koolaid drinkers still be around? Will Airbus have delivered it's 100th 380? By then, Southwest and Ryanair will probably be the only two airlines left on the planet.
 
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RE: How Will We Travel By Air Year 2100?

Wed Dec 06, 2006 9:27 am

Quoting ThePRGuy (Reply 2):

lol. Only took 2 replies for a NW DC-9 to be posted. Good job.

I'd like to think by 2100 commercial space flight will be a regular occurance for transportation. With NASA wanting a permanent moon base in the next 20 years I hope in 100 the general public will be flying around the world via outer space. Not sure if it's feasable, but it is a good dream.

Realistically our planes will probably simply get more efficient for the next 20-40 years and still look rather the same as they do now. Pressurized tube with wings. Perhaps after that time frame technology will allow us to increase the cruise speed to something supersonic or our natural resources will force us to find new power sources or both. Perhaps by 2050 some more radical designs and changes will be feasable. I hope.
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RE: How Will We Travel By Air Year 2100?

Wed Dec 06, 2006 10:03 am

Well with estimates that our oil reserves will be expended within 50 years and that gas will follow shortly after, I don't think we'll be flying in conventional jets for much longer.

This does raise the possibility that in just 20 or so years, airlines will be demanding alternatives to kerosene/ oil based jet power, otherwise the aircraft would be effectively be running on borrowed time until the fuel runs out.

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RE: How Will We Travel By Air Year 2100?

Thu Dec 07, 2006 8:44 am

Cylon Raiders, of course.
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RE: How Will We Travel By Air Year 2100?

Thu Dec 07, 2006 2:58 pm

Quoting Bofredrik (Thread starter):
How Will We Travel By Air Year 2100?

It's obvious. Everyone reading this will be dead by then. Therefore,



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RE: How Will We Travel By Air Year 2100?

Thu Dec 07, 2006 3:55 pm

Most of us ("we") will be dead by then, and probably society as we know it will have totally destroyed itself. Those who survive will be on the moon or one of the other planets, and start to destroy those too. Just think of all the waste that "we" have put into space already.
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RE: How Will We Travel By Air Year 2100?

Fri Dec 08, 2006 3:59 am

Planes will have gone, and we will be going around the world by Trek inspired Transporters  Smile

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RE: How Will We Travel By Air Year 2100?

Fri Dec 08, 2006 7:45 am

Just faster, more intelligently built aircraft Smile
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RE: How Will We Travel By Air Year 2100?

Fri Dec 08, 2006 7:59 am

Just a few ideas:

-SST
-SSBJ
-computer/robot-piloted A/C
-Sub-Orbital (Space) Passenger Transports (SO(S)PT?)
-SO(S)CT (Sub-Orbital (Space) Corporate Transport)
-BWB
-PAV [I need money to build one]

And that's just for Earth-Earth travel.
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