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Will the Lunacy Never End? Airboarding

People never cease to amaze me. Not primarily because of their "brilliance", but because of their fool-hardiness.

Consider air-boarding. Here is a YouTube video of stunt. Looks fun, right?

But consider, also, this... People dying or being horrendously injured, jacking up medical costs. Leaving behind family innocents to fend for themselves because those flying wanted a "good time".

And, if you have a far-reaching enough mind, consider the use of air boards to commit crimes.

No, not just peeping toms. But thefts as well, due to easy access to properties and tops of buildings, gaining access.

But expect to see more and more of such things as this. It is inevitable.

Image Credit » Pixabay

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MegL wrote on October 20, 2018, 7:48 AM

Yes, inevitable. It looks fun but then there are a lot of things people do that cause injury, death and are dangerous. Hang gliding, parachuting, mountain climbing, ski jumping, skiing itself. Driving is pretty hazardous too, as well as cutting branches off trees, using an electric hedge cutter and especially a chain saw. I think we all (or many of us) specifically seek out this type of excitement. Think of running with the bulls in Pamplona!

Kasman wrote on October 20, 2018, 6:18 PM

Airboards as such are not 'evil' (as you imply). It's the use to which people put them which can be evil. Same with guns. Guns don't kill people, people do! Plus don't forget that we live in a (allegedly!) 'free' society. How boring would it be if any kind of 'fun' (define that anyway you wish) was forbidden. In a free society we are all responsible for our own actions and if some of us wish to experience something which others regard as foolhardy then that is simply the nature of freedom. I used to be an active outdoor person (not so much nowadays) and I have encountered criticism from workmates and friends as to what would happen if I got into trouble on the hills and someone (mountain rescue) had to risk their lives to bring me to safety. People who say such things are completely missing the point of a free society! Because we are 'free' we can choose our actions. Yes, there will be accidents with terrible consequences. Yes, there will be crime and other undesirable outcomes but that is the nature of Man and and a free society. The alternative doesn't bear thinking about - a society where every move is regulated, every action assessed, everything we do subject to official approval and requiring permits, explanations and reasons - not even communism goes that far!

OK - rant over! I do understand your point but it seems that humans are thrill seekers and the nature of that thrill varies with each individual and I don't see any solution - people will do as they wish and we just have to cope with that.

VinceSummers wrote on October 20, 2018, 6:59 PM

From the human perspective, the five words in your comment I most agree with are "I don't see any solution...". And don't forget the primary point I mentioned, that airboards could be used to further crime.

lookatdesktop wrote on October 21, 2018, 3:56 PM

Right out of the science fiction movie, BACK TO THE FUTURE, when the HOVERBOARD was used in that movie.