Well however you put it, that thing is just impossible and for me, it doesn’t give me any idea, it just show me the lack of real ideas. I’m sorry but I don’t think a one unbalanced thing will ever be used for transportation, for real, a wheel without suspension and as tall as a building, just for one men. That thing will flip, and if yous say it wont, cause special fantastic anti gravity will be discovered soon, then where you leave the air drag, the lack of suspensions and tell me how that thing will ever be able to steer ? You can’t tell me cause it can’t. You can have arts, but transportation should be seen from an engineering point of view first than anything. Otherwise, like someone said earlier, we waste brain power for nothing. Things like that, they aren’t inspiring, for me, at least, I personally try to see the logic of things, like many others and I don’t quite see logic in such a design, in any dimension.
That’s the thing, as like someone said earlier, that is why engineers don’t take designers too seriously. A century ago, when the aircraft was invented, those people were dreamers of the time, but logical dreamers, they made something that works, the public accepted and today there are airplanes everywhere. I doubt the same thing will happen to a huge thing with one wheel, for real. When i look at that, I see frustration and when I see such thing is appreciated I feel the decay of human genuine creativity. That is not creativity, that’s just a shape, without use, in a contest about transportation. That’s a paradox there, which doesn’t give me ideas, but show me how the visions degraded and how people fail to see reality and give logic for something useless. It shows me a fundamentally wrong path.
Don’t get me wrong, I understand art and it’s value, but here, the subject was transportation, not art, like in the case of NVArt4 for example. There, you could do anything, for aesthetics.
Drawing things like #2 shows me a paradox, we draw impossible vehicles that solve nothing, when the world is heating day by day, due to current fuels use. We act just like the Romans when their empire was falling, but the citizens, instead of preventing it, they enjoyed themselves at theater, while barbarians were few miles away, killing and devastating. That’s what we have here, instead of sticking to our problems, we appreciate the opposite and credit is given for it.
I tell you, you cannot compare this, with the flat world period and I tell you, DaVinci had a lot more insight and he never imagined technically impossible things. When we look at it’s sketches we see genuine insight, while when i look at #2, I personally see failure. Failure of a value system and a wrong deviation from what design should be and how ideas should be expressed. And I guess I’m not the only one who sees that. I don’t blame the creator, everyone is free to do anything but, further I’m stunned about how something like that can get credit in a competition for transportation. That’s basically beyond us all and please speak against what I say, when someone will ever build something like that :).
As for lawrencejorgers comments, well I quite don’t understand why some of you are annoyed by his comments. He really has a point and you should fight against it by imagining yourself riding the #2 or other winning designs, like the motorcycle. Maybe that should give you some headaches :lightbulb and make you see the problem.