A few years from now you've just landed at San Francisco International Airport, and you're moving quickly to catch a connecting flight to San Diego, about
a hundred miles away. You're rushing to get to the prostate cancer conference being held there, but the flight to SD has been delayed, and if you don’t get there soon, you'll miss the conference!
So what do you do? Why, you rush to the part of the airport where the "air taxis" are, quickly book one with your credit card, and, just a short time later, they seat you and your suitcase into a one-man, flying, pilotless
flying taxi! It then gets airborne quickly, and flies uneventfully along its programmed route to San Diego International Airport, where it lands, completely automatically, and a ground crew immediately comes out and assists you in getting out of the craft.
Think people-carrying drone.
According to the article below, this scenario is closer to reality than we may think. The article describes research being done right now by some of the big aeronautical companies to make the above possible, and soon.
I dunno, I'm certainly willing to ride in an elevator, of course, and if it eventually comes to it, I suppose I could live with riding downtown on a bus that has no human driver, just a computer driving, turning, and making all the stops.
But being the sole passenger in a giant flying taxicab, the only human there, hundreds or even thousands of feet above the ground? I dunno, for me even just the idea of doing that would take some getting used to. Or maybe I could warm up to the idea if, say, 10,000 people had already tried it, landed safely, and they all walked away smiling.
"What brave new world that has such machines
you? Would you be willing to be 5,000 feet up in the air, all by yourself, your fate in the hands of a machine like that?
Hmmmm … money.cnn.com/2016/10/20/technology/airbus-flying-taxi/index.html
Chronic prostatitis (age 60 on)
BPH w/ urinary obstruction, 6/2011
Ongoing high PSA, 7/2011-12/2011
Biopsy, 12/2011: positive 3/12 (90%, 70%, 5%)
Gleason 6(3+3), T1c
No mets, PCa likely still organ contained
IMRT w/ HT (Lupron), 4/2012-6/2012
PSAs (since post-IMRT): 0.1 or lower