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(Tim Cook strapped to a table of an unknown material while a giant laser starts cutting down the center from the base end by his feet.)

ERIC SCHMIDT
This is vaporware suspended in bullshit, Mr. Cook. All my life I've been in love with its lack of ethics, it's unverification, and it's ability to excite the myopic geek. I welcome any enterprise that will increase my stock. Which is considerable.

TIM COOK
I think you've made your point, Eric. Thank you for the demonstration.

ERIC SCHMIDT
Choose your next witticism carefully, Mr. Cook, it may be your last. The purpose of me being on Apple's board should now be very clear to you but I do not expect you let me back on the board, Mr. Cook

TIM COOK
Do you expect me to talk about our future products, Eric?

ERIC SCHMIDT
No, Mr. Cook, I expect you to lie.

TIM COOK
Never! Apple will never act like Google.


Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1TmeBd9338

 

Classic!

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post #42 of 63

Gee, has anyone been creeped out by a drone following you around or outside one's window.

Does anyone really think the U.S.Governernment or the FAA or any Hi security business would want to see people with jet packs with the ability to scale any fences at any height and pose threats to any number of security measures that these type defenses provide and that nothing could any longer be secured. 

 

Do you really think that the excuse for it not being viable to be made or "being louder than a lawnmower" is really the excuse??

The sources that provide security for you and I have quashed this invention quite some time ago and , pardon the pun, it'll never fly.

post #43 of 63
A jetpack? Oh OK, if that's what they want to waste their R&D money on. /s

I think Google's running out of ideas for Android is what it sounds like.
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"No, I expect you to escape this unnecessarily slow murder contraption!"
Why else would the laser start at one end of the table?
Everyone knows villains need to explain their plans. A quick death is not enough time for a soliloquy.
post #45 of 63
Google's X lab is the biggest money pit ever! They have spent $100 million for nothing to show for.
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Google's X lab is the biggest money pit ever! They have spent $100 million for nothing to show for.

"Welcome to my unprofitable lair."
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"Welcome to my unprofitable lair."

liar or lair?¡

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post #48 of 63
"...Google X head Astro Teller..."

That's really his name?

Is he the grandson of "strategic defense initiative" (aka Reagan's "Star Wars") creator Dr Edward Teller?

Or maybe Penn & Teller in disguise?

What will the stock anal-yists make of it all?!?!
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post #49 of 63
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Google's X lab is the biggest money pit ever! They have spent $100 million for nothing to show for.

 

You're forgetting: infinite geek boners and devotion from the tech media. 

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post #50 of 63

This must either be an out of date April fool's joke or it is simply Google doing a back of the envelope metric on how gullible people are due to their lack of any logical reasoning or scientific knowledge. 

 

The quantity of fuel required to simply keep a jetpack and person hovering against gravity would make it necessary to be nuclear powered which would kill the person operating it due to the radiation. Look at the size of the Saturn 5 rocket whose job it is simply to hold enough fuel to send a tiny capsule into escape velocity for a couple of minutes. The hardest part of the launch is launching the fuel and the rocket to hold the fuel.

post #51 of 63
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lol!, made out of plastic 


Get it right, it's polycarbonate.

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post #52 of 63
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Google's X lab is the biggest money pit ever! They have spent $100 million for nothing to show for.


I like my alarm clock from them, it's really cool, when you hit it, it falls apart. Though I don't think it was an intentional feature, I sure do enjoy the feeling of stopping time by splatting it like a bug. 

 

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post #53 of 63
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Sharks with death rays?

How can investors be happy with this waste of money?

Funny how Apple gets slammed for charitable donations as "wasting investors' money" while Google earns geek love for funding jet pack "research."

I don't know how a jet pack could ever be made practical. Without wings for lift, a Thunderball-style jet pack has to expend fuel constantly to accelerate against gravity, just to hover in place.

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post #54 of 63
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Funny how Apple gets slammed for charitable donations as "wasting investors' money" while Google earns geek love for funding jet pack "research."

I don't know how a jet pack could ever be made practical. Without wings for lift, a Thunderball-style jet pack has to expend fuel constantly to accelerate against gravity, just to hover in place.

From the desk of Sergey Brin... "Note to Google X Team: Great job guys, but I want to focus on anti-gravity solutions next. Metaphorical high five!"

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post #55 of 63
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Funny how Apple gets slammed for charitable donations as "wasting investors' money" while Google earns geek love for funding jet pack "research."

I don't know how a jet pack could ever be made practical. Without wings for lift, a Thunderball-style jet pack has to expend fuel constantly to accelerate against gravity, just to hover in place.

Even if you could have unlimited fuel you still have the issue of safe flight. The FAA has as guidelines for flight but what if any person could buy a jetpack and then fly over everything at any time at any height. That's already a problem without considering a connected world with million of flyers trying to get one place in NYC to another. It will never be practical.

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post #56 of 63
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Even if you could have unlimited fuel you still have the issue of safe flight. The FAA has as guidelines for flight but what if any person could buy a jetpack and then fly over everything at any time at any height. That's already a problem without considering a connected world with million of flyers trying to get one place in NYC to another. It will never be practical.

True.
I'd rather they focus on something less flashy and more practical if they're swinging for the fences. A cure for cancer, for example.

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post #57 of 63
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Originally Posted by SolipsismX View Post


Even if you could have unlimited fuel you still have the issue of safe flight. The FAA has as guidelines for flight but what if any person could buy a jetpack and then fly over everything at any time at any height. That's already a problem without considering a connected world with million of flyers trying to get one place in NYC to another. It will never be practical.

I see this as one reason the whole flying car predictions never came true. Common people have enough problems with two dimensions, can you imagine the mayhem if we had flying cars? And people are generally not the best with maintenance, the outcome of that sort of mentality when you add in the third dimension would also be bad.

post #58 of 63
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Common people have enough problems with two dimensions, can you imagine the mayhem if we had flying cars?

Lol, it's still 3 dimensional just on a static plane, and somewhat fixed direction.
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post #59 of 63

In another word ... more shit + Ads from Google X lab while Larry and Partners keep praying to Lord to save their skinny ass!!

....the lack of properly optimized apps is one of the reasons "why the experience on Android tablets is so crappy".

Tim Cook ~ The Wall Street Journal - February 7, 2014

Inside Google! 

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....the lack of properly optimized apps is one of the reasons "why the experience on Android tablets is so crappy".

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Inside Google! 

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post #60 of 63
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True.
I'd rather they focus on something less flashy and more practical if they're swinging for the fences. A cure for cancer, for example.

A cure for cancer is less flashy? I Am Legend.

“I wasted time, and now doth time waste me.”
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post #61 of 63
Not sure why but that iPad with a kickstand reminded me of the old Eddie Murphy line, "Your momma's got a wooden leg with a kickstand muthaf-cka!"

Ok back to real news...
post #62 of 63
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True.
I'd rather they focus on something less flashy and more practical if they're swinging for the fences. A cure for cancer, for example.

Me to, me to!

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post #63 of 63

The trouble is not making a jetpack but getting FAA approval of it!  Drones are getting cream by the FAA!  Next step is that the FAA going regulate kites too! 

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