||Time for Ginger
||11/29/01 9:44:20 AM Pacific Standard Time
Time to reveal GINGER - everybody thinks they know
what it is... time to see behind the curtain...
The REAL acronym decode for Dean Kamen's
G. I. N. G. E. R. is:
Gyroscopically Induced Negative Gravity Effect Rover
So there... Ginger simply refers to, means
and is a new class of transportation devices
"I got a
on over to Hal's" (verb)
No exotic technology - just a couple flywheels,
two ground wheels, a hydrogen powered sterling engine, and fuzzy logic code
for self balancing, and a bicycle like handlebars for steering.
No free energy (just good old
hydrogen - or even ethanol)
No anti-gravity (just flywheels
and fuzzy logic vertical balancing controller software)
No diamagnetics (wait another
20 years kids)
No new power technology
(Sterling Engines first invented in the 19th Century)
Efficient, non-polluting, nontoxic, low
cost, easy to ride, practical and fun.
Road laws will need an overhaul.
Road designs may
need an overhual.
Legal first on bike paths probably.
Major regulatory problems to be faced.
The big oil lobby won't be worried for the first
couple years on the market.
Watch the Today Show on the 3rd.