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this is the same guy that also builds rockets in his spare time http://www.armadilloaerospace.com/n.x/Armadillo/Home



Yep and the other major figure, along with Elon Musk, who first made his fortune in software, and then later leveraged that to get into making innovative rocket ships. Imagine Carmack and Musk getting together on some project, maybe throw in Dean Kamen, and tremble.


Imagine Carmack and Musk getting together on some project, maybe throw in Dean Kamen, and tremble.

Dream teams aren't always a good idea. If you could magic together Rowling, Tolkien, and Lovecraft, could they produce a work that bettered their individual efforts? If Wozniak, Bushnell, and Sinclair had grouped together in the early 80s to build a computer, would it have been better than their individual efforts?

I don't know the answer but my personal hunch in both cases is "no" because the potential for personal glory and realizing an individual vision is diminished significantly. That doesn't drive everyone, but it drives enough of the greats to be relevant.


Dean Kamen....? Really?


Dean Kamen is one very smart cookie and to have a serial inventor like that on board could definitely be an asset for any venture.

The fact that not all his inventions take off is something I think we can excuse him for, and I'm sure that millions of dialysis equipment users world-wide would agree on that.


Look at you. Now look at him (http://infosecurity.us/images/Dean_Kamen_IBot.jpg). Now back to you. Now him again. Sadly, you aren't him.


I just don't see Dean Kamen's fit with Elon Musk and Carmack.


No? How about James Dyson?




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