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Posted by SelkirkTMO on Tue Sep 11 00:36:17 2001, in response to Re: One hundred years from now,
posted by Philip Nasadowski on Tue Sep 11 00:26:11 2001.
Nice view from a technological standpoint. I'd expect to see the trucks go even more "complete" with a fiber optic input and a chopper signal for dynamic braking with a shunt bar on the truck to feed the chopped regen current into. Only "glass" from input data collectors and output control communications would be required from the trucks to the rest of the system plus a "HEP" line from one truck to the car lighting and control electronics.
I definitely don't see teleportation though. While it will have been invented by that date, its rollout would be delayed by litigation between MicrosoftPowerCableGasophone and AOL/TimeWarnerExxon over who would pay for the wires. CBTC and ATO would have been a fad of the past, disproven because the use of Windows 2042, service back D3 would have brought the meaning of the term "computer crash" home to too many lawyers. And Sister Cleo's Psychic GO hotline will have been replaced by a gas grill.
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