Dymaxion Car (was Re: [extropy-chat] SUV versus sedan etc)

Natasha Vita-More natasha at natasha.cc
Tue Aug 24 04:49:33 UTC 2004

How about The Dymaxion Car instead?

"(1933)--Inventor R. Buckminster Fuller's car was long and awkward-looking, 
but, man, could it go. Because of its streamlined shape and light 
aluminum-clad body, the Dymaxion car could travel 120 mph powered by a 
relatively puny 90-horsepower, air-cooled Ford V8 engine. The car of the 
future had three wheels able to turn at 90-degree angles, allowing it to 
pop in and out of tight parking spaces."

But with better balance (it was like the Suzuki early version of the 
SUV/Jeep style that was in a major class action suit because it frequently 
rolled over) so that it would not tumble over so easily.


Natasha Vita-More
President, Extropy Institute  http://www.extropy.org
Founder, Transhumanist Arts & Culture  http://www.transhumanist.biz
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