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Thought: Laser Powered Drones / Flying Cars

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I have a tendency to be interested in a lot of different things, and try to think of solutions to problems.  With a recent article I read about flying cars, it is clear that the biggest challenge is storing energy.  But this could be solved in many places by having ground stations that used lasers to send energy to drones or even flying cars. In the countryside these could be attached to existing cell phone towers.  They could also employ a safety system, where the main power beam is surrounded by smaller low power beams, and if those lose contact with a sensor in the drone, they will know something isn’t right, and shut down the main power beam.

If we did this, electric flying cars could become a reality fairly quickly….

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April 27th, 2017 at 5:44 pm

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