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Specialists Serving In Sabah, Sarawak Hospitals To Enjoy Better Incentives - Dr Subramaniam

Specialists Serving In Sabah, Sarawak Hospitals To Enjoy Better Incentives - Dr Subramaniam

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No More Police Escorts For Dr Mahathir

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British Shipwreck Surfaces In Receding Sungai Pahang 205 Years Later

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Don't Utter 'Bomb' At KLIA, Klia2 - Sepang Police Chief

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Water Levels At Seven Dams In Peninsula At Crisis Stage

Water Levels At Seven Dams In Peninsula At Crisis Stage

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Etihad Says 31 Passengers Injured In Indonesia Turbulence

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Sadiq Khan Looks Set To Be Elected First Muslim Mayor Of London

Sadiq Khan Looks Set To Be Elected First Muslim Mayor Of London

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UN Security Council To Meet On Aleppo Crisis

UN Security Council To Meet On Aleppo Crisis

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Barack Obama Shows Off Acting Skills In 'Couch Commander'

Barack Obama Shows Off Acting Skills In 'Couch Commander'

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US Navy SEAL Killed In Iraq After IS Punches Through Front Line

US Navy SEAL Killed In Iraq After IS Punches Through Front Line

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Subway Revenue Drops As It Closes Hundreds Of US Restaurants

Subway Revenue Drops As It Closes Hundreds Of US Restaurants

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Microsoft Acquires Italian Firm In IoT Push

Microsoft Acquires Italian Firm In IoT Push

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Panama Papers Showed Vulnerability Of Whole System

Panama Papers Showed Vulnerability Of Whole System

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Obama Faces Looming Trade Row With China

Obama Faces Looming Trade Row With China

WASHINGTON: US Pre...

Riding On The Dubai Property Roller Coaster

Riding On The Dubai Property Roller Coaster

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Brutally Honest Trailer For The 1990 Captain America Shows Marvel At Its Lowest Point

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Don’t Miss This Golden Opportunity To Play Football On Neymar's Home Ground In Brazil

Don’t Miss This Golden Opportunity To Play Football On Neymar's Home Ground In Brazil

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Dragonball Evolution Writer Apologizes For His Script, Admits He Was Chasing A Paycheck

Dragonball Evolution Writer Apologizes For His Script, Admits He Was Chasing A Paycheck

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What To Expect From Killer Croc In Suicide Squad

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What Are Today's Headlines?

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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.