This week I’ve been watching a few videos of the “latest” technologies. Some of them are a little dated. I especially had to laugh at one that referred to the new wave of personal mobility. It was a self balancing motorised unicycle that was due to be presented to the Tokyo Motor show in 2009. The way they were talking we were all going to be using these, or more advanced versions of these in years to come. But this was the first time I had heard of this.
I do have to say that the technology and the ideas behind it were pretty neat and it looks like it would be great fun to play with. But it would probably be rather expensive to purchase. The wheel also doesn’t look like it would handle the footpaths around here which would take away from it’s usefulness. I also wonder if they ran into issues with it’s classification, is it a car and therefore needs to be licensed or is it even able to be used on footpaths.
Anyway – here is the video, courtesy of Gizmag on Youtube. Let me know what you think.