GM finally seals its doom (pic)

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    You don't need a link.

    GM is partnering with Segway to make this little gadget. Of course, like the stand-up version (which is geeky enough), now we'll have a 5000 dollar, overpriced electric wheelchair to get us around NYC at 35mph.

    NYC is flat.

    Bikes go fast.

    They cost a couple hundred dollars.

    They aren't nearly as geeky as a Segway.


    And for the same amount, you can get a motorcycle, which is probably safer in the city traffic than this wheelchair.

    But, hey, the advantage is that once you get hit by a car in Segway's new wheelchair, you'll at least have a wheelchair.

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    That's the gayest looking thing I've ever seen.
     
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    I didn't see a luggage rack.
     
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    :lol:
     
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    yep....give these guys billions....they have a sound business plan....
     
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    This is a colossally stupid product. But...it could be The Prophet's hand at work.
     
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    I sort of like the human transporters but there is never any room to carry anything else. I would be nice to use one of these just for school or work and this one keeps you from getting rained on.

    Also, they have the wheelchairs that go up stairs. Those are a little scary but they are at least thinking of better ways to move people.
     
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    For $5,000?
     
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    Well, you don't buy the first ones out. Those little wheels on the front and back look like this can also climb stairs. It's interesting.
     
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    here in NYC we also have something known as subway

    it costs 2 bucks ...

    its also electric ...

    it has air conditioning ...

    it goes through NYC faster than a Porsche could ...

    YOU CAN PICK UP CHICKS ON SUBWAY !

    YOU CAN READ, SLEEP, EAT OR PLAY VIDEO GAMES WHILE YOU'RE DRIVING !
     
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