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Residents Cry Foul Over Irresponsible Foreigners

Residents Cry Foul Over Irresponsible Foreigners

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Hasim Ismail From Home Ministry Appointed As New President Of Putrajaya Corp

Hasim Ismail From Home Ministry Appointed As New President Of Putrajaya Corp

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No Water Supply Disruption In Ranau For 20 Years

No Water Supply Disruption In Ranau For 20 Years

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Perkasa Welcomes Freeze Of Bank Accounts

Perkasa Welcomes Freeze Of Bank Accounts

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IJN Shifts To Sap Cloud-Based Technology System

IJN Shifts To Sap Cloud-Based Technology System

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Chinese ‘Walter White’ Nabbed For Selling Ecstasy Substitute, Xinhua Reports

Chinese ‘Walter White’ Nabbed For Selling Ecstasy Substitute, Xinhua Reports

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Greek Vote Sets A Huge Leadership Test For Germany’s Angela Merkel

Greek Vote Sets A Huge Leadership Test For Germany’s Angela Merkel

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Japan Nuclear Reactor Ready To Fire Up Again, Despite Opposition

Japan Nuclear Reactor Ready To Fire Up Again, Despite Opposition

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14 Thai Student Protesters Freed After Nearly 2 Weeks’ Detention

14 Thai Student Protesters Freed After Nearly 2 Weeks’ Detention

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Boycott Israel Drive Gains Strength, Raising Alarm

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Three Big Questions About What Happens Next In Greece's Debt Crisis

Three Big Questions About What Happens Next In Greece's Debt Crisis

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Last Chance For Greece At Brussels Showdown As Cash Runs Out

Last Chance For Greece At Brussels Showdown As Cash Runs Out

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Little Change In Southeast Asian Markets, Bangkok Ends Losing Streak

Little Change In Southeast Asian Markets, Bangkok Ends Losing Streak

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China’s Market Turn Exposes Borrowers Who Fuelled The Frenzy

China’s Market Turn Exposes Borrowers Who Fuelled The Frenzy

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Malaysia Ringgit Hits 16-Year Low On Political Uncertainty

Malaysia Ringgit Hits 16-Year Low On Political Uncertainty

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[With Vid] Experiment On Beggars Giving Back Uncovers True Generosity, Leading To A Surprise Ending

[With Vid] Experiment On Beggars Giving Back Uncovers True Generosity, Leading To A Surprise Ending

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#1MDBMovies: Twitter Makes Fun Of Current Political Developments

#1MDBMovies: Twitter Makes Fun Of Current Political Developments

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Should I Go Vegan To Lose Weight?

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Scientists Say Many Worker Ants Are Actually Super Lazy

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Don't Twist That Oreo: Cookie Gets Skinny, 'sophisticated'

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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.