27 May 2004, 04:23

In the future all communication will be by robotic blimp.

I predict the imminent death of email, instant messaging, faxes, and phones of all kinds. Someone working for HP Labs has developed a robotic helium blimp to deliever messages (in post-it note form) throughout an office. With something that cool, why would you need any other form of communication.? The way I see it, this might even replace talking. The coolest thing is that this wasn’t even part of his job, he just did it in his free time. I wish I still had the motivation to work on cool personal projects. Be sure to check out this video of the blimp in action. The best part is at the end when guy receiving the message acts suprised and gives the blimp a big hug. Good job, robotic blimp!


Comment by Carrie on 2004-05-26 23:46:44 +0000

Lol … thats funny … but I don’t see how it could be useful. I mean, it’s slow and only one person could really use it at a time.

But it’s cute. 😀

Comment by Tobin on 2004-05-27 07:49:07 +0000

That’s actually been around a while. I saw this page quite a while ago, at least a year ago. Not to say I’m better than you.

I mean, I guess I’m kind of inferring it.

Comment by Neal on 2004-05-27 10:15:47 +0000

Communication by robotic blimp isn’t far-fetched at all if you consider how these blimps (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/5025388/) could replace communication sattelites.

Comment by Will on 2004-05-27 11:34:37 +0000

Tobin – Oh, sure. Everybody just make fun of the guy who found out about the robotic blimp a year late. I see how you are! Where were you a year ago to tell me about this and keep me from making a fool of myself now?

Neal – Wow, those blimps sound pretty cool. But how are you going to be able to read the post-it notes if they’re at 100,000 feet?

Comment by Kimmee on 2004-05-27 12:20:03 +0000