Aeroflex Hovercraft Bike

Aug 23, 2012 | Tech News

WHAT IS IT?
A Star-Wars-influenced flying speeder bike by Aeroflex. Check out their video.

WHY IS IT RELEVANT?
The hovercraft made me think about the impact of disruptive technologies. Think about how things could change if this ever became a feasible product for the general consumer. Would much road maintenance need to happen if no wheels are wearing them down, and potholes no longer pose a driving hazard? What would happen to the tire industry? What new software and accessories would need to be developed for such a mode of transportation, where your vehicle could potentially travel along three axes? What other disruptive technologies are lurking out there that could change your world – business or otherwise – and are you looking out for them?

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