Re: Let the Hype Begin!

From: Brian Atkins (
Date: Wed Jan 10 2001 - 17:55:02 MST wrote:
> Brian Atkins, <>, writes:
> > I think all this is pretty doubtful.. Stirling engines are not what I would
> > call a "mass consumer" product, which is supposedly what IT is. And as you
> > see, it is not a secret they are working on that.
> Someone suggested a scooter powered by a Stirling engine. Then you'd
> cover the transportation plus engine angles. It would solve pollution
> problems, improve the traffic situation, raise new regulatory problems,
> and it fits in a duffle bag. So it is a reasonable guess. Not that new,
> I've seen motorized scooters before, but if the engine is really great
> then maybe it would be something.

Could be something as lame as that. My hopes are probably too high as usual :-)
I don't see how a Stirling engine really helps that much. Still burns fossil
fuels right? Still puts off a bunch of byproducts right?

Brian Atkins
Director, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence

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