How could anybody possibly fuck this up?
This is why “the private sector” sucks.
For profit. Return on investment. Shareholder value. All that shit. That is why companies are run by people who delay production on something like the Aptera because you can’t roll down the window and get a burger. As if anybody who was waiting for the Aptera cared. Another magic carpet ride diddled into history by gucci-crackeng “executives.” “Former employees” bust up what is left and become urban legend just for grins. Do you see something really fucked up here? Millions of people will buy what is in that picture, and these suits can’t deliver? Well duh. First of all, they had to understand what is in that picture. Among many other things, there is 100 mpg.
That is energy. You can see it in the picture unless one is flat stupid or blind-sided by some clown-head ideology… a picture taken by the mind using petroleum and its theoretical price. It is light and personal and “reasonably priced.” Duh. They saw a fucking car. No bullshit energy density calculations for them. Return on investment in the finest gucci-cracking scale tradition. Pay me first. How much? Never enough. See how it works? Look at the Aptera design right now before the big one. How much do you think it would have cost to pop out a million of those smeggers every four years? That’s Prius scale. Divide by ten. This is not energy density or rocket science.
So there goes your hyperspace tadpole for now. Wingless flight, eh? How bad do we need to be in tube space? As a slipcraft, this type of vehicle is best suited to slipspace. You could do this with a variety of electric motors (or not) and have one that rolls for 4 to 7 grand right now or one that actually flies for ten times a much… as much as the suits were going to charge for the Aptera before it ever started production. Yep. You heard right. “Actually flies.” All electric. I figured it out, and I am just an anonymous dumfuk in krakkerland. Meanwhile, the Aptera suits could not sell this thing. How could this happen to carbon-based life?
This is why the private sector sucks. Just like your private parts, their function is essential but limited compared to, say… your brain. This is why we mourn the passing of Mickey’s monk, key is you avoided talking like you knew what private parts do. Slips like the lips and brain live in a separate universe. That kind of know thinking will have us walking or crawling in slipspace when we could be rolling, riding, floating or flying. Plum stupid unless you got a horse. So listen up, pilgrim. Put your slipcraft together for whatever you can spare. Then dip in to what you can not spare if you have to. The private sector sucks because you are going to need you’re slipcraft.
Those who want one that flies simply send 100 mpg euro to me, anonymous dumfuk, Indiana and give us about a year. They will not bust us for terrorism as we are too busy putting slipcraft together for crypto thugs. Meantime otherwise normal people make their own slipcraft. Otherwise we hole up. Everybody is used to this by now. The Aptera story is a perfect fractal of what is going on in the private sector universe. Everybody else read the Slipcraft Manifesto years ago on a bubble-gum wrapper. We do not need suits draining billions and fucking up dreams clipping million dollar high school econ haircuts. Get them the fuck out of the private sector.
Get them the fuck out of the pubic specter and prudence potts the pan inspector and every other sphincter we all encounter in passing. Who the fuck did not want an Aptera? Bet you could make one for less than ten grand. This is a bet we are all going to take one way or another whether we like it or not. Imagination is the limitation, and design compromise the big surprise. This is not energy dense physicists or rocket scientists. This is process managers fucking up the process. What does that say to any reasonable person? They got your wingless flight for ye right here. Like you did not know that was goombah for “fuck you.” Like you never been downtown.
Fuck them. We make our own wingless flight.