Jetpack Dreams

The New Yorker Gets in on the Sweet Action

Here is the cover of this week’s New Yorker hitting stands today. The image is part of the “Innovators Issue,” featuring Malcolm Gladwell writing on underdogs, John Calopinto on neuroscience and plenty more. While it is of course lovely to see jetpacks still associated with innovation (and inspiring it), we can’t help but think that this poor car designer is dreaming of a forever out-of-reach future, rather than tending to matters a hand — like how to build the perfect electric car. On the other hand: that bubble helmet Jerry Garcia is wearing appears to possess a GPS device and other crash-avoidance instruments, which is not a bad idea, at all. So get cracking Mr. Gates!

Posted by admin on May 4, 2009 at 4:59 am