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11th Aug '15 10:44:00 PM Saber15
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space travel example in ''X''
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* In the ''[[Videogame/{{X}} X-Universe]]'', travel is a slow affair courtesy of ships that often can barely reach highway speed. [[MegaCorp Jonferco]]'s slipstream "highways" first seen in ''X3: Albion Prelude'' and functional in ''Videogame/XRebirth'' completely revolutionized travel, allowing ships to accelerate to stupendous speeds to easily travel between different points of interest in planetary orbit or travel to completely different planets within a solar system. Where ships once had to drift to their destination for hours on end, now they are flung from point to point at a not-insignificant fraction of the speed of light in densely packed three dimensional energy slipstreams that can fit a dozen ships across.
2nd Apr '15 1:43:31 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/BackToTheFuture Part II'' begins with Doc, Marty, and Jennifer arriving in the year 2015 inadvertently flying against traffic on a highway specifically designed for {{Flying Car}}s.
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* ''Film/BackToTheFuture Part II'' ''Film/BackToTheFuturePartII'' begins with Doc, Marty, and Jennifer arriving in the year 2015 inadvertently flying against traffic on a highway specifically designed for {{Flying Car}}s.
27th Feb '15 1:39:47 PM TheLyniezian
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** In general, of course, most modern motorways would have been this by c. 1930s standards (when the first Autobahnen were constructed), when most older roads were only single-carriageway if not single-track and not designed for high volumes of motor traffic. By comparison, motorways provide fast direct routes with plenty of overtaking potential, as well as being generally forbidden from carrying non-motorized or otherwise slow-moving vehicles which might provide an impediment. Upon their first introduction they were nothing short of revolutionary, and the Autobahnen were a key Nazi propaganda success (even though the idea had been around since the 1920s).
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** In general, of course, most modern motorways would have been this by c. 1930s standards (when the first Autobahnen were constructed), when most older roads were only single-carriageway if not single-track and not designed for high volumes of motor traffic. By comparison, motorways provide fast direct routes with plenty of overtaking potential, as well as being generally forbidden from carrying non-motorized or otherwise slow-moving vehicles which might provide an impediment. Upon their first introduction they were nothing short of revolutionary, and the Autobahnen were a key Nazi propaganda success (even ([[GladIThoughtOfIt even though the idea had been around since the 1920s).1920s]]).
27th Feb '15 1:39:10 PM TheLyniezian
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** In general, of course, most modern motorways would have been this by c. 1930s standards (when the first Autobahnen were constructed), when most older roads were only single-carriageway if not single-track and not designed for high volumes of motor traffic. By comparison, motorways provide fast direct routes with plenty of overtaking potential, as well as being generally forbidden from carrying non-motorized or otherwise slow-moving vehicles which might provide an impediment.
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** In general, of course, most modern motorways would have been this by c. 1930s standards (when the first Autobahnen were constructed), when most older roads were only single-carriageway if not single-track and not designed for high volumes of motor traffic. By comparison, motorways provide fast direct routes with plenty of overtaking potential, as well as being generally forbidden from carrying non-motorized or otherwise slow-moving vehicles which might provide an impediment. Upon their first introduction they were nothing short of revolutionary, and the Autobahnen were a key Nazi propaganda success (even though the idea had been around since the 1920s).
27th Feb '15 1:10:25 PM TheLyniezian
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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wnz-igxlEH4 This Megastructures episode]] presents the German Autobahn as one. * There has been research in turning the United State's Highway system into a gigantic solar panel road. It works by having a layer glass stronger than steel and coated in a friction enabling agent over a photo voltaic cells. As a bonus prototypes of the roadway also feature lights used to spell out messages, because we wouldn't want the project to be too green.
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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wnz-igxlEH4 This A certain Megastructures episode]] presents episode presents the German Autobahn as one. ** In general, of course, most modern motorways would have been this by c. 1930s standards (when the first Autobahnen were constructed), when most older roads were only single-carriageway if not single-track and not designed for high volumes of motor traffic. By comparison, motorways provide fast direct routes with plenty of overtaking potential, as well as being generally forbidden from carrying non-motorized or otherwise slow-moving vehicles which might provide an impediment. * There has been research in turning the United State's States Highway system into a gigantic solar panel road. It works by having a layer glass stronger than steel and coated in a friction enabling agent over a photo voltaic cells. As a bonus prototypes of the roadway also feature lights used to spell out messages, because we wouldn't want the project to be too green.
25th Jan '15 2:57:56 PM Alasseo
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* The sections of ''Film/TotalRecall2012'' set in the United Federation of Britain show London with an additional metropolis built on stilts above it, with a multi-layered system of roads threaded around. Ascending and descending between tiers seems to be via special elevators. Oh, and the cars can either float slightly above the surface of the roadways, or hover suspended from the underside, doubling the capacity. This is in addition to the normal roads below and {{FutureCopter}}s around...
3rd Dec '14 11:29:45 AM Terrible_Cage
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* Stage 1 Neo Hong Kong City, Scene 4 from ''VideoGame/{{Strider}} 2'' pits [[TheProtagonist Hiryu]] against the [[SiblimgTeam Kuniang Team]] as they fight on top of aircars speeding around the airspace of a SkyscraperCity.
19th Nov '14 3:09:16 PM SeanMurrayI
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What is this legitimate example, if not a futuristic road?
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->''"Roads? Where we're going, we don't need roads."'' -->-- '''Dr. Emmett Brown''', ''Film/BackToTheFuture''
19th Nov '14 10:14:03 AM poi99
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What is this trope if not another kind of road?
->''"Roads? Where we're going, we don't need roads."'' -->-- '''Dr. Emmett Brown''', ''Film/BackToTheFuture''
26th Mar '14 5:35:39 AM SeanMurrayI
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* There has been ongoing research in turning the United State's Highway system into a gigantic solar panel road. It works by having a layer glass stronger than steel and coated in a friction enabling agent over a photo voltaic cells. As a bonus prototypes of the roadway also feature lights used to spell out messages, because we wouldn't want the project to be too green.
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* There has been ongoing research in turning the United State's Highway system into a gigantic solar panel road. It works by having a layer glass stronger than steel and coated in a friction enabling agent over a photo voltaic cells. As a bonus prototypes of the roadway also feature lights used to spell out messages, because we wouldn't want the project to be too green.
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