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Two Suspicious Boats Intercepted In Langkawi Waters

Two Suspicious Boats Intercepted In Langkawi Waters

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Fishermen Can Reach High Income Status By 2020

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Govt: RM72.29m Spent On Kedai Runcit 1Malaysia

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AES Reduces Accident Fatalities, Raises Compliance Rate - Liow

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Failure To Adhere To KPDNKK's Notice, Burger King Fined RM40,000

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[WITH VID] Ghost? UFO? Or Dust? Mysterious Orb Spotted At Florida Space Walk Of Fame

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Iraq Exhumed 470 Bodies From Tikrit Mass Graves

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German City Evacuates 20,000 People To Defuse WWII Bomb

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South China Sea Dispute: China Slams US For Inciting ‘Chaos’ In Asia Pacific

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India Heatwave Deaths Near 1,500, Hospitals Overwhelmed

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Airbus Wins Board Spat With Spain, To Renew CEO

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CBS CEO Said Met With Apple To Discuss TV Deal

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Asian Shares Drop, Dollar At Highest Since 2002 Vs Yen

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China May Official Factory PMI Seen Lackluster Despite Stimulus Moves

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Maybank Posts Forecast-Beating Q1 Profit

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Early Treatment Is Effective Against HIV: Study

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1 In 5 British Adults Say They've Had An Affair

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Sophie Heawood: Call Me Naive, Politicians, But How About Saying What You Really Think?

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Beneath Malaysia’s High-Profile Murder Cases, What Lies Beyond The Killers’ Minds?

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Horizon SystemHorizon System

Which brings up a uniquely interesting design feature. The Horizon Project has no cockpit. No cockpit means no pilot, which in turn means that this massive passenger-laden airplane/train/lounge is in fact (cue the drumroll) a drone. With six train cars housed in its belly, The Horizon Project is quite easily the largest drone ever proposed — and possibly the largest ever conceived.

So who are all these crew members, you might ask. Well, bartenders and concierge, of course. What with the massive drone not requiring sleep or fueling times, The Horizon Project is planned to stay aloft in perpetuity, never landing and never ceasing its relentless quest to get you where you need to go. There's no word yet on how the (captive?) crew ever disembark or the flying wing handle's maintenance. But problems like those are minuscule in relation to the massive shift the aviation industry would have to undergo to accommodate The Horizon Project. But with the design planned for implementation in the year 2050, maybe even that largest of hurdles could be crested in time for us to board one of these gigantic transit drones in our lifetime. If that happens, we'll gladly raise a prisoner-bartender poured martini to the aviation revolution of tomorrow.