Re: Brain Implants & Technology Predictions [was Re: MIT scientist...]B

Eugene Leitl (
Fri, 20 Aug 1999 16:52:15 -0700 (PDT) writes:

> But jetpacks only last 30 seconds. The fuel is not energetic enough.
> And adding more fuel adds weight. It is questionable whether these can
> ever work.

An array of MEMS microturbines should be able to go a lot longer than just 30 s. Difficult to predict how silent (or loud) such a thing would be.

And, of course, things look even better with nano. (However, if you have nano good enough to do a jetpack, there are no monkeys left to lift which somewhat defies the purpose).