[extropy-chat] Segways banned in Disney World
Brian Alexander Lee
brian_a_lee at hotmail.com
Mon Feb 9 03:53:33 UTC 2004
Luckily there is a simple solution to the "running out of power" problem.
Monitor your energy via that handy battery life dial on the segway.
This is a minor problem that hasn't stopped the 5,000 purchasers of segways.
You may as well avoid cars since running out of fuel at 85mph can cause
----- Original Message -----
From: "Adrian Tymes" <wingcat at pacbell.net>
To: "ExI chat list" <extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org>
Sent: Sunday, February 08, 2004 1:41 PM
Subject: Re: [extropy-chat] Segways banned in Disney World
> --- Mike Lorrey <mlorrey at yahoo.com> wrote:
> > --- Adrian Tymes <wingcat at pacbell.net> wrote:
> > > Not really. Segways were given a chance, and
> > proved
> > > that they can easily become unsafe under common
> > > conditions (specifically, when the battery runs
> > low or
> > > when driven by an uncautious person).
> > WHich is a bogus application of the Precautionary
> > Principle. Common
> > bicycles can cause fatalities if you go fast enough
> > with them,
> > especially coming down the steep hills of San
> > Francisco. So what?
> Those conditions aren't as common. Though, perhaps
> "when the battery runs low" is the one that should be
> focussed on: when other vehicles run out of power,
> they tend to stop (modulo gravity, but brake failures
> aren't that common either). So do Segways, but in
> said situations, they stop in ways injurious to their
> users. (Or so I've heard; I could well have been
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