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What are “laptop vehicles”?

I am so glad I have lived long enough to be part of the coming age of laptop vehicles.  What are “laptop vehicles”?

Definition:  A laptop vehicle is a personal-portable-electric transportation device that is jetplane carry-on-able and easy and safe to drive/ride for both recreation and transportation.

Laptop vehicles are human speed vehicles…they should not go faster than a running human (< 20 miles per hour) and should be able to be fully controllable at walking speeds in dense pedestrian traffic.

Laptop vehicles are driven in a standup position with engaged core and active legs.  Slight lean at ankles creates forward momentum…just like the physics of human running.  Indeed, these vehicles are the first vehicles that really honor ideal human posture.  Effortless running while still “in” the body.

Laptop vehicles should charge using any electric socket…in coffee houses, restaurants, airports, etc.  Also, they should be able to drive for at least an hour on a fresh charge and the charging time should be about an hour.  Also, braking and downhill should charge the battery…just like the Solowheel.

Laptop vehicles should be as-green-as-possible vehicles and should be no more complex to operate and maintain than a bicycle.  It is the ultimate democratic vehicle, the one vehicle that you can imagine every human being having access to…without traffic or air pollution.

Welcome to the future…it will cost you $2000 in today’s money…it’s like the first cell phone or portable computer…fairly expensive at first, but now nearly universally accessible.  

The future is here…now…I’ve never had so much fun commuting.

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