Back when Jimmy Carter was president, his Transportation Secretary Brock Adams exhorted the auto industry to "reinvent the car." His idea never caught on because he didn't really know what he wanted. But I do. Imagine if you will, that the automobile had not yet been invented, and that the best minds in the world were gathered together to develop a mechanical conveyance that would transport up to 1,000 lbs. (454 kg) worth of people and cargo. Somehow I get the feeling these experts ...

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