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post #1 of 86
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Diane Sawyer mentioned that "IT" would be revealed "one week from today" (that would be December 3, 2001)

<a href="http://www.ginger-chat.com/cgi-bin/ikonboard/topic.cgi?forum=1&topic=226" target="_blank">Here is were I first read about it... click here.</a>

<a href="http://www.ginger-chat.com/GMA_IT_Announcement.wav" target="_blank">Here is a shortcut to the audio clip from the show... click here.</a>

Here is a clipping
[quote] ""Do you remember IT? A number of people as I go around the country have said to me "what about IT, whatever happened to IT? You talked about IT." Well, we told you earlier about this super-secret brainchild of inventor Dean Kamen.

A mystery invention that, we have been told, not only did it create buzz, everyone will have to have one, it will immediately make the people who sell it richer than Bill Gates. It's that inventive, that amazing.

Well, are you ready, 'cos one week from today, we're gonna reveal right here what IT is. And we don't know either: we don't know if you eat it, or ride it, or co-anchor with it, we don't know, do we? (laughs)

But we're gonna find out one week from today."" (Diane Sawyer - Good Morning America)
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Soon we will all know what the "earth changing" - "hoohaa is all about...

what are your thoughts...???

what is ginger...???

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post #2 of 86
an ipod?
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post #3 of 86
Wahoooooooo!
post #4 of 86
Here is a bit of idealistic and wishful thinking:

If "Ginger" turns out to be some amazing variety of super-efficient fuel cell/cheap energy production device (zero-point vacuum energy perhaps?)...which can be used to power motor vehicles, homes, factories, malls, desalination plants, you name it, the list is endless.....we could wean ourselves off our destructive oil habit. That would be the most wonderful news in what has been , a terrible year for America. The economic, human and environmental benefits of such a technology would be bigger than we can imagine....

The pragmatic side of me doesn't expect Ginger to be anything so Earth-shattering, unfortunately.

More idealism:
We did the Manhattan project in the 1940s which rapidly and successfully produced atomic bombs and nuclear energy. Maybe now, as the world runs short of fossil fuels, we could have a 21st century version of the Manhattan project, minus the secrecy, aimed at making energy production cheap, clean and plentiful. Many of the world's most important inventions originate here; American ingenuity is one our our greatest resources.

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post #5 of 86
Hot damn! :eek: I remember the big ruckus about "it" a year or so ago.

I sure hope "it" lives up to "it's" hype. :cool:
post #6 of 86
I think I almost don't care.

Anyone see the South Park about "IT". It was almost funny.
post #7 of 86
Hmm, maybe an LCD iMac...
post #8 of 86
Mr Hat invented it. Didn't you see South Park last week?
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post #9 of 86
Didn't see it. <img src="graemlins/hmmm.gif" border="0" alt="[Hmmm]" />

I'm looking forward to finding out what "IT" actually is, some months after the hype surrounding it died.
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post #10 of 86
[quote]Originally posted by starfleetX:
<strong>Hot damn! :eek: I remember the big ruckus about "it" a year or so ago.

I sure hope "it" lives up to "it's" hype. :cool: </strong><hr></blockquote>

When does anything ever live up to it's hype?

That's what is called marketing. We won't tell you what it is, you will all want one, then we release it and huh? then we realize that we have no or hardly any use for it at all.
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post #11 of 86
I think "IT" will be some sort of alien brain parasite that takes over our minds and turns us all into slaves in preparation for the imminent invasion of a higher alien race.
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post #12 of 86
I think you mean, "I sure hope it lives up to its hype." It's = it is. Its = possesive.
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post #13 of 86
What is this, English class?
post #14 of 86
EVERYONE should know the difference between

it's and its !!!! (Just don't ask Clinton)

Now, typing it correctly is another thing.
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post #15 of 86
Weird that there was such a huge fuss about it when it was first revealed last year, and yet two weeks from it's* unveiling and there's hardly a peep?

I'm prepared for disappointment.

[* Yes, it should be "its", but if "it" is its name, then "it's" is also correct.]

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post #16 of 86
I thought it was already revealed that it was some sort of super scooter?
post #17 of 86
Thank you Belle. I was pretty certain I had the grammar right in this case (being that I used "it" as the name in that case).

Yes, people, I do know the difference between its and it's. [quote]I thought it was already revealed that it was some sort of super scooter? <hr></blockquote>Well, yes and no. IIRC, all that has been said is rumor and speculation. There's the super-scooter idea, the new energy source idea, and the new method of flight idea. Of course, I'm certainly no expert in this field... but who really is other than Mr. Kamen?

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post #18 of 86
**** IT. I just want a machine that makes me non-stop Ho-Hos.

(just ran 10 miles -&gt; hungry)
post #19 of 86
[quote]A mystery invention that, we have been told, not only did it create buzz, everyone will have to have one, it will immediately make the people who sell it richer than Bill Gates. It's that inventive, that amazing. <hr></blockquote>

I guess we better buy stock in K-Y Jelly and Astro-Glide.

(If you haven't seen South Park, pay no attention to that comment)
post #20 of 86
if It is the south park "It", I'm not paying it!!!
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post #21 of 86
I love It's-Its!
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post #22 of 86
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And thickens and THICKENS.... WATCH THESE!!!

Video segment types from Fridays show... watch this - GOOD!
<a href="http://fahfooh.com/IT/GMA_FRI_lg.mpeg" target="_blank">http://fahfooh.com/IT/GMA_FRI_lg.mpeg</a> 12MB?
<a href="http://fahfooh.com/IT/GMA_FRI_lg.wmv" target="_blank">http://fahfooh.com/IT/GMA_FRI_lg.wmv</a> - ?
<a href="http://fahfooh.com/IT/GMA_FRI_sm.mpeg" target="_blank">http://fahfooh.com/IT/GMA_FRI_sm.mpeg</a> -5MB?
<a href="http://fahfooh.com/IT/GMA_FRI_sm.wmv" target="_blank">http://fahfooh.com/IT/GMA_FRI_sm.wmv</a> -?
<a href="http://fahfooh.com/IT/it.ram" target="_blank">http://fahfooh.com/IT/it.ram</a> - ?

Above links come from the theitquestion.com website forum...

Slower download original "IT Media Archive" link page - <a href="http://jedstar.com/ginger/" target="_blank">http://jedstar.com/ginger/</a>

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post #23 of 86
[quote]Originally posted by FERRO:
<strong>And thickens and THICKENS.... WATCH THESE!!!

Video segment types from Fridays show... watch this - GOOD!
]</strong><hr></blockquote>

Did anyone catch the clip of Steve Jobs in this? Good Ol' Gil is in background!
post #24 of 86
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"IT" has pretty much been leaked... "I think anyway..."

Slowly a picture is taking form... that of a "super-effecient" stirling engine...

I dont know if I would sell any "Oil Stock" just yet thou...

they are saying alot of cool stuff about this thing...



I found this picture a dweebcabal.com i think...

No one knows if this picture is "IT"... but it could be... maybe...

Everyone will have one in the future I guess...

who knows..

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Oh and by the way... I dont know if this picture is copyright or anything like that... so if it is and you have Authority to have it pulled... send me an Official Email from Deka or an affiliate and I have no problem removing it... thanks.

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post #25 of 86
My vote is either a useful Stirling engine or an improved Wankel engine. Yes, Wankel. Look it up.
post #26 of 86
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Wankel... I dont know how clean that is...

Efficient maybe...

thou I "think" wankel engine is fairly new idea... 1970 -60's...???

However "IT" is rumored to 18th century Tech with a 21st century twist...

This would coincide with a stirling engine...

How about those japanese overunity engines...

<a href="http://www.explorepub.com/articles/beardon/overunity_images/Figure6.jpg" target="_blank">link to picture</a>

<a href="http://www.explorepub.com/articles/beardon/overunity.html" target="_blank">Master Principle - Overunity Link</a>

Wonder if those ever panned out... did Kamen improve those... they are fairly new too thou...

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post #27 of 86
Ferro, it was 19th century tech with a 21st century twist, actually.... according to amazon.com.
post #28 of 86
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hey, hey...

Your right...

there so much out there about ginger ot "IT" right now...

that memory fails sometimes...

I concede...
post #29 of 86
I wonder if IT is a Stirling Engine-powered personal hovercraft / flyer.

There DO exist personal hovercrafts, but they ar eenormous. One I found in Popular science recently. It's two downard-facing fans that can tilt slightly to give forward, backward, or sideways acceleration. Top speed low. Range low. Noisy. Expensive. And damn fun.
post #30 of 86
Hovercraft are very hard to drive considering they don't have brakes.
post #31 of 86
cdhostage: That is more a personal helicopter than a personal hovercraft. The fact that there are two spinning rotors above your head and the noise of it is part of the coolness. You get more attention and everyone nearby will run out to see what's flying down the street.

I want one of those.

I hope IT is nothing like what we think it is and is something truly amazing. Like, a kit to turn yourself into a cyborg (imagine Dean Kamen walking out looking like Darth Vader. ), or, I dunno, something mind boggling.
post #32 of 86
my mother thinks it is going to be some sort of toilet.

She believes that is why most people laugh when they first see but then say that everyone will have to have one and that things will be built around them and they'll be everywhere.
post #33 of 86
Shit, that's mighty powerful.
post #34 of 86
[quote]She believes that is why most people laugh when they first see but then say that everyone will have to have one and that things will be built around them and they'll be everywhere.<hr></blockquote>

Why would the architecture of cities be dramatically altered as a result of this super-toilet hitting the market?
post #35 of 86
So...we have:

World changing.

Super-efficient energy source.

Transport.

Toilet.

It's a shit-powered car!

I can see it now - "Pass the Bran Flakes, Honey, I've got a long trip today"

"I've found your problem, ma'am. She was running rough - had no crap in the fuel lines"

"I've just filled the car with gas" "What, no solids?"

and so on.
post #36 of 86
My vote is for the "Flux Capacitor". Or a beanie with propeller on top.

Something nagging at me says "hoax".
post #37 of 86
Any kind of device that could alter infrastructure would have a strong impact on our cities, so the toilet thing could be plausible. Certainly building cores could change dramatically, plus changing mechanical and plumbing services to buildings. Tall buildings could particularly benefit since this kind of stuff eats up a lot of floor plate (therefore reduces efficiency) on lower floors. That is, if anyone actually builds tall buildings any more.

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post #38 of 86
Well, I know where I'm buying mine:

<a href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B000059MSD/" target="_blank">http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B000059MSD/</a>
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post #39 of 86
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This COOL LINK has been posted at <a href="http://www.theitquestion.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=7049&FORUM_ID=1&CAT_ID=1&Topic_ Title=IT%27s+precursor+%28w%2F+videos%29&Forum_Tit le=IT+discussion" target="_blank">"TIQ"</a>...

<a href="http://leiwww.epfl.ch/joe/index.html" target="_blank">Dynamically Stabilized robots... not unlike star wars bots..</a>

leiwww.epfl.ch/joe/index.html

might have too copy and past the top URL.... the "Title" word keeps getting cut up into... "Tit le"...???

[edit by Amorph: Fixed long URL]

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post #40 of 86
[quote]Originally posted by FERRO:
<strong>Slowly a picture is taking form... that of a "super-effecient" stirling engine...</strong><hr></blockquote>It doesn't make sense that IT would be just an engine, though. From what we know about IT, IT has to be something more, like something that uses an engine. Why would Bezos laugh out loud at an engine, and why would people design cities around an engine, unless it came with something else?

I think the modal guess right now is that IT's some kind of personal transportation device that relies on a new, more environmentally-friendly type of engine.

Sounds like IT'll sell great everywhere but the US.
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