Watch The Skies! …well, maybe not that high…
Posted by Dirck on 22 July, 2016
I’ve commented previously, although I can’t be bothered to find it, about some of the strange failures of the future to materialize we experience. Things like moon-bases never happening, or the fact that hypersonic air travel seems to have peaked in the 1960s. I guess part of the answer lies in the reach of imagination exceeding the grasp of ability, and today’s found film is status report on the poster-child for that phenomenon.
Now, I’m no aeronautical engineer, but it seems to me that if the flying wing’s inherent un-fly-ability has been handled by cramming it full of computers concerned with adjusting the inputs for the pilot, and if quad-copter drones are a modern toy, surely someone can throw enough technology at this thing to make it happen. Why? Because it’s cool.