Building an airplane…

…without actually building it. 😕 There was an interesting segment on the MacNeil/Lehrer Newshour regarding the development of the forthcoming Boeing 787 Dreamliner. They were discussing how all of the development thus far has been completely virtual, with no physical parts fit together. The product has been rolled out with no real physical prototype anywhere in existence. One of the Boeing people said that they have “built the plane without building it,” which begs the question: Will we be flying on it without actually flying in it? Well, you can bet we will pay for it by actually paying for it! 🙄

You can listen to the audio of the segment here (7.40 minutes). And there is some nifty media from Boeing at their site.


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