Heavy Load ACVs
Several hovercraft manufacturers have also now developed hoverbarges, which are designed to carry heavy freight loads across previously inaccessible terrain. This is particularly useful in areas in which there is little development in terms of roads, and where terrain may make access by road-going vehicles difficult. Examples of this may include the forested regions of Canada, where the hoverbarge may be used to carry out large loads of trees ("ACV Research and Development"). This type of hovercraft may also be particularly useful for military purposes, as often there is a need to access areas which have no roads suitable for carrying large amounts of kit and personnel.
There have also been recent developments in hovercraft for the consumer market. International Robotics has now developed the first personal hovercraft known as the Alura Airboard. This is designed to travel on land, not on water, and has been developed as a type of adult's leisure craft for one person ("IRI & Techno-Marketing International Technologies"). Although there may only be a limited number of individuals who own one so far it is possible that in the future these will become a popular method of travel.
It is likely that the hovercraft technology will be combined with other technologies in the future to create high-speed transport technologies, as it would allow carriage of passengers over terrain without the need to build rails or road. It is also possible that the technology will be developed further for applications...
Although it has recently been replaced for many over-water journeys by catamarans it is likely that the technology will continue to contribute to use in other areas in future and also find new applications such as space exploration (Johnson 550). The main limitation with the technology at the present time is that it uses gasoline as fuel, and it would be more beneficial to the environment if alternative fuel supplies could be developed for the technology.
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Ethics and Morality: The Theories of Ethics and Morality The subject in this case faces an ethical dilemma, where she has to choose between reporting an ethical concern and just playing along or doing nothing at all. Both choices have serious consequences -- reporting would mean that i) she loses her job and livelihood because of a confidentiality breach, and ii) she stops her organization from producing the environmentally-friendly hovercraft, and
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"The type of future I'm showing is one that makes use of structures that are there, subverting their function and turning them into something else. People were asking me, 'Are you gonna do flying saucers, hovercrafts?' But I was really intent about not making a future that's just about technology. it's not off-the-wall; it's about technology repurposed in a way that everybody participates in." (Zwickel 2004) This future is