Monday, September 10, 2012

It's a Bird! It's a Plane! It's. . .a Thing?

Every now and then science will create something that will make you stand up and say "why. . .?"

This is one of those times.

Seriously, what is the point of that? Yes, it will probably inspire screensavers across the globe, and I could also see it used in a zen garden for relaxation, but what else?

It's capable of flight, but a light breeze could knock it off its course. That rules out passenger travel. Although I guess flipping and spinning around continuously as you're hurdled forward might also be a deterrent for those that have tender tummies.

It's also too expensive to be a plaything. I'm guessing it costs more than a kite and I definitely wouldn't trust my son to run around in a park with this thing in tow.

So I ask you, faithful readers, what is the the point for the SmartInversion flying object? Is there a practical use? Or is it just a fun new toy for rich people who have big, indoor spaces free of pesky breezes?

Mitch, you sent this in to Slice of Fried Gold. What do you think is the scientific significance of this invention, if any?


Bethany said...

I like it! I wish I was a rich person with a big, indoor space free of pesky breezes! I'd put it in an indoor zen garden and watch it when I wanted to relax.

And thank you for the "light breeze" link. I'd forgotten about that awesome video!

Tyler said...

I think it's to attract business from curious, bewildered people who are either passing by or read about it in a blog.

The Former 786 said...

Good point, Tyler. Touche.

And Bethany, I'm glad to make your day.