Introducing Toyota Futuristic Smart Phone Car, The Fun-Vii

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According to ABCNews‘ article “Toyota Unveils Futuristic Smartphone Concept Car,” Toyota is introducing its futuristic smart phone concept car, Fun-Vii to car lovers.  Fun-Vii can recognize its owners as the owners approach the car, and then it allows the owners to use the car as if it’s a smart phone such as checking message on the body of the car.  ABCNews suggests that when inside Fun-Vii, the driver doesn’t have to lift a finger since he or she can start a conversation with it and command it to drive.  Owners of Fun-Vii rely on speech-controlled directions to command it to drive.

I don’t know about you, but I think Fun-Vii looks more like a moving electronic billboard than a giant smartphone.  Also, I do not think it’s a good idea at all for the car to display just about anything on the sides of its body, because privacy matters most!  Of course, it’s sort of a good idea in allowing the owners of Fun-Vii to make few extra bucks by displaying TV commercials and static ads on the sides of its body.

I like the idea of how one can use voice to drive the car though!  I guess Fun-Vii has one thing going for it after all.  Anyhow, check out the video right after the break which shows you Fun-Vii in action.

ABCNews suggests that Toyota won’t go ahead in making Fun-Vii concept into reality any time soon.  Nonetheless, someone out there might think of something crazier and before we know it, Fun-Vii might not be so futuristic within a few years or so, yes?  Maybe?

Source:  http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/technology/2011/11/toyota-unveils-futuristic-smartphone-concept-car/

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Japanese Made First Flying Sphere Craft Ever In The World?

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While pursuing whatever they had in mind for aircrafts, Japanese Defense Ministry came up with a sphere flying prototype.  The sphere body gave the flying craft the ability to land on all types of terrain.  It could even hover and roll along the wall vertically in midair if it wanted to.  It could fly up to 40 miles per hour.

To read more is to go insane with me on a fictional and hypothetical kind of imagination.  Anyhow, read on my Jedi!

Imagining that we could build a much bigger version of it to carry humans.  Inside the sphere craft, it should have a compartment which should be protected from the shock and external gyration.  The inner compartment should roll or spin to create artificial, controllable gravity.  While inside earth atmosphere, the inner compartment should manage somehow to allow passengers feel earth’s own gravity.

The inner compartment should hold an even innermost compartment, and this innermost compartment should not spin but stay steady so the passengers could walk around normally as if they hadn’t yet left earth.

Coupling this sphere flying craft with exotic power system which nobody had thought of yet to allow this very craft to fly even faster than anything we had ever imagined.  I think we could have something so awesome which might be used in space for interplanetary traveling.  Of course, the sphere flying craft should be able to fly within earth atmosphere also!