How Far Can We Go with Innovations?
Couple weeks ago I read an article about the airplane, powered by the sun. Yes, you heard it right. No diesel, fuel, just energy from the sun. The aircraft, Solar Impulse-2, will cross during next five months Pacific and Atlantic oceans. It will be few stops on continents. Flying periods will take five days and five nights. It looks like the challenge, but pilots Andre Borschbeg and Bertrand Piccard are ready to it.
An update for Solar Impulse-2. The world’s largest solar-powered airplane arrived in Nanjing on Tuesday, April 21, 2015, after 17 hours of flight. The journey started in March. This aircraft will be in Nanjing about two weeks. Previously, it was stranded in China’s Chongqing Municipality for 21 days thanks to inclement weather. Before China, the solar plane started it’s journey from Abu Dhabi on March 8, later stopped at Muscat, Ahmedabad, Varanasi, Mandalay. It conquered total distance of 6000 km for 75 hours. After China, Solar Impulse-2 will lead to Hawaii, will pass Southern Europe and North Africa, and will head back to Abu Dhabi.
History of Energy’s Technology
Frank Shuman was U.S. inventor who in 1897 built solar engine. Later on, in 1908, he formed Sun Power Company. Till 1970, it was not so much request in sun’s thermal energy. However, resources of coal and fuel lowered. Frank Shuman’s vision got the second breath. Now, in the USA, solar panel jobs already outnumbered coal jobs. Deutsche Bank predicts, that solar will produce power inexpensively as the gas by 2020 in the two-thirds of the planet.
Besides sun-powered airplanes, humans are ready for flying cars. I hope that we are ready for this exciting innovation, are we? CEO of AeroMobil’s, Juraj Vaculik, revealed, that in 2017 will be released “Flying Roadster.” It will save time for consumers, will create dynamic networks between cities, escaping traffic in big such as megapolis Los Angeles or New York. Another flying car, Terrafugia TF-X, is designed for personal use, combining flying and driving modes. It seems that we are close to scenes, depicted in movies “Fifth Element” or ” Back to Future.”
No Limits for Human Mind
A famous quote from Napoleon Hill is: What the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve. All ideas came from man’s mind. At first was thought, following ideas, which became a reality sooner or later. What it was unbelievable few decades ago, now is our present and obvious thing. Plans to live in other planets or just go to vacation is achievable now. It costs few hundred thousand dollars, but latter will be cheaper and easy as to visit your friends in the different state. What your thoughts are about future? What would you like to see or have to yourself, your kids and whole humanity?