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... 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 of Transportation."


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 for both cargo and passengers. 

Revolutionary developments are at hand.

* 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 Snelson. 

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.