January 27, 2011 Leave a comment
Almost a segue from my previous post recapping 2010 travel, I’ve had my fair share of travel delays, storms, turbulence, and general weather related travel nonsensories. Sure there are delays due to mechanical failures, ridiculous passengers and general airline incompetence, but the bulk of the delays I’ve encountered have been weather related.
I’m actually currently sitting at Chicago O’Hare, on a cold tile floor hoarding a power outlet, watching as my original 6:15AM flight get postpone to 8:00AM, then to 10:30AM, and then finally canceled due to a snowstorm on the eastern seaboard.
So here’s a whacky concept, taken directly from the pages of Roddenbury’s Star Trek, force-fields – aka the deflectors/shields that protect the Starship Enterprise.
NASA, NSA, FBI, CIA, AA, DELTA, UNITED, JETBLUE, Twitter, Facebook, Mcdonald’s even – should invest in force-fields.
- No travel disruptions due to weather, planes can fly through turbulent airspace without any issue, ever
- No mid-air travel crashes/collisions – and if there were, it would be like two balls bouncing off one another – and keep on going
- Clean aircraft – or at least you have to wash them less
- Companies can develop enhancements to force-fields, I am sure some airline will want be-dazzled ones
- Opportunity to develop personal ones … imagine no more car accidents, clumsy-folk accident rates in emergency rooms will dramatically decrease
- Bubble-boy augments his high-profile-ness
- Have to build stronger, more potent weapons to get through the force-fields
- People who we dont want to have them will end up … having them
- More Twitter traffic, bashing force-fields
- Bubble-boy loses his high-profile-ness
I hope someone from NSA & NASA are reading, especially the ones who are frequent fliers. Get on it!