... is the
guest speaker scheduled for the 140th meeting of the Karl Hess Club, to
convene on February 20, 2006.
Howard Hinman on "The Future
Howard will discuss all the
new, and mainly free market, innovations in transportation, including personal
and mass transit that's superior to buses and trains. Environmentally
friendly cars and trucks: hybrid, diesel, and wankel. Fast ships
both cargo and passengers.
Revolutionary developments are
* Large ships and the critical
insights of Spencer Heath MacCallum. The new Cunarder "Queen Mary
2" has 2600 passengers. Royal Caribbean's "Freedom of the Seas" will
have 3600 passengers. Even larger ships are coming soon. We
now have moving proprietary communities, like ResidenSeas's "The World."
* Dirigibles revival, starting
as communications "towers" -- and for tourism?
* VTOLs. Small and medium0sized
are now in advanced prototype stage.
* Hypersonic aircraft. It
looked like this might be one of Burt Rutan's secret projects, but a Canadian
firm is now pursuing it openly.
* Private space. Burt Rutan,
Paul Allen, the X-Prize -- much of the activity has and will be in California
(e.g. the Mojave "Spaceport").
It is our privilege to have Howard
give us a wide-ranging outlook of the current and fast-changing situation
and make predictions for the next quarter-century.
About Howard Hinman
Bachelor's degree from Cal
State Fullerton. Graduate of the last "Freedom School" personally
taught on the West Coast by Robert LeFevre. Graduate of "Human Action
Principles" and "Advanced Human Action Principles" as taught by Jay Stuart
Longtime Co-Chair of the "Society
for Libertarian Life" and active in many of the "Future of Freedom" Conferences.
Toastmasters International member since 1983. DTM/ATM-Silver.
Currently a legal/marketing researcher.
Current projects include a new and innovative type of RFID, transportation,
and energy developments. Vice-Chairman and Development Director of
The SkyAid Organization, which will use some of the technologies discussed
in his talk.
ADDENDUM: David Harmon
took this photo at the above meeting.