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  • Andrea Carter

    What target audience is promoting this again? Oh, yeah...the exhibitionists. A lot of innovations providing metric improvements on things are still unnecessary toys for the frivolous. Who has time to grandstand these things but the frivolous self-congratulators.

    This trend is boring and narcissistic self-indulgence. Who gives a fock on half of the advancement inventions shown here and other places because they are elite and unnecessary in importance on the scale of how time and resources could be better used in unsexier but more transformative impactful outcomes. A damn balloon for extended adolescents.

  • Lindsey Smith

    This is impressive! I can not believe the artist was able to figure out how to make a huge machine run with reusable materials. I think this is a good sign for future inventions. Imagine if we made a plane like this!! I'm confused though... does this balloon still use the 180-200 liters of propane?

  • susskindmr

    Wind should not be an obstacle. Meh-- call me when it isn't. ;^)

  • Nightmare Alabama

    Drinking and flying aren't a good mix. I love this idea, but why do celebrations always have to involve alcohol?

    • Yasha Wallin

      You could bring whatever you'd like up there! The suggestion of champagne comes from a long tradition of people celebrating in a hot air balloon with something to drink. I hear sparkling apple juice also does the trick.