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According to a paper released by British consulting firm Knight Frank, which specializes in trends for

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Oh good, more chances for the 0.01% to waste their gains

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Yahoo Finance tech reporter Aaron Pressman also has some qualms with the technology itself.

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A little lateral thinking will solve that problem. In fact I could never work out why "traditional" airports weren't built a couple of kilometres offshore, and linked to the capital cities like Sydney by an underground tunnel.

It's expensive. 

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Oh good, more chances for the 0.01% to waste their gains

At first.

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Oh good, more chances for the 0.01% to waste their gains

 

They are the ones who will make this possible so you can have it.

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Like all new technologies it will be expensive at first, I remember CD writers being a few thousand pounds and then came crashing down over the next few years.

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They are the ones who will make this possible so you can have it.

Not if governments were to invest in it to benefit the majority, rather than being privately funded for the minority.

Like all new technologies it will be expensive at first, I remember CD writers being a few thousand pounds and then came crashing down over the next few years.

I don't remember Concorde flights ever being cheap.

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I don't remember Concorde flights ever being cheap.

 

Concorde was never meant to be.  It was a project that was aimed towards the upper classes.  It was never pushed to mass market because the pure fuel costs and maintenance costs involved were astronomical.  It was an icon of 80's excess, akin to a Lambo.

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Concorde was never meant to be.  It was a project that was aimed towards the upper classes.  It was never pushed to mass market because the pure fuel costs and maintenance costs involved were astronomical.  It was an icon of 80's excess, akin to a Lambo.

Wasn't the price of Concorde set at roughly 1.5-2 * a regular first class ticket price?

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That's about what it eventually settled at - it launched at about 3 times.  Remember all of Concorde was first class.  Not a big plane at all.

 

Side note: My father designed the ducting for Concorde.

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Oh good, more chances for the 0.01% to waste their gains

 

Would prefer if they actually give that to the people that need the $ the most.

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Would prefer if they actually give that to the people that need the $ the most.

 

Their money, their decisions.  Sorry, but as someone who has worked hard, inherrited nothing (yet) and reached a level of financial means whereby I have significant disposable - when someone who has not been part of that process tries to self-entitledly dictate how it should be used, it just comes off as wholly irrelevant.

 

I donate to charity (both financially, and with time) but for someone to believe they have any right to feel they have any say in this is ridiculous.

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this type of stuff has been talked about for decades. Anyway, as the article says, what good is it if you want to fly to NYC from Hong Kong, but have to land in New Mexico?

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There goes my alibi for the NYC bank robbery. :p

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Anyway, as the article says, what good is it if you want to fly to NYC from Hong Kong, but have to land in New Mexico?

Maybe the fuel needs green chilli.

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So if we expect this technology to be affordable by the time our great-grandchildren are alive... We are talking about around 75-100 years from now... When human kind as we know it will be dead by Nuclear wars and extreme poverty.

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So they could spend, on the low end, 2+ years of my pay on a single 2 hour flight...

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