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Did the Segway segue to the Honda U3-X?

Honda create the new Segway, except, it’s good.

The Segway was a good idea, and perhaps it’s main accomplishment was it’s name as it was a segue to now. A time in which it seems a lot of big companies are trying to find the next big personal transport device. ’cause, ya know bikes, roller-blades and skateboards are SOOOO last century.

In a future where we rarely use our legs to walk, or at all, except for novelty value and perhaps sex (until they have a device for that too, because sex in a seated position when you are both seated, in seats is kinda hard.), Honda want to rule.

Yes I mentioned Segway, it was a good idea, but certainly flawed; It were right BIG, It was aimed at those that feel walking is a chore, and yet made you stand!? Now correct me if i’m wrong, but the people that like to avoid walking are those that would much rather sit! If not lay. So I think we can all see the future is an electric bed type thing. Which I will now patent and try to work out the kinks… Ok so after reflection – seated is better. Does it remind you of Wall-e?

Again Segway was clever but it’s getting old! 2 wheels self balancing is clever but it’s been done! we want MORE! or perhaps less… and that is where the Honda U3-X comes in. You sit on it! It is Smaller than a Segway – for the tech involved it’s SMALL! It has 50% less wheels! or 1 wheel. It therefore is having to balance itself not only forwards and backwards but left and right. It actually looks quite eerie in motion, almost like it’s floating – which is probably where it’s heading in 5 years or so. But for now watch these videos and be amazed!


I can see these being sold as the most luxurious and expensive desk chairs ever, if you throw a backrest on it that is. Then combine it with the tech in the Santander robot guides and you have a future where office workers never have to leave their chairs to get to a meeting. It will also put an end to people getting lost for days or weeks in offices – It happens to me and I work in a 200 square-foot open plan room. So I’m sure it’s a well documented problem.


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Luke B

Luke B started life on his day of birth, strangely. He enjoys artistic and creative pursuits such as painting, drawing, sculpture, music, 3D graphics, video games and everything else. He builds websites as his day-job and builds personal ones in his spare time. He also likes Lego.

1 Comment

  1. Roy Hansen

    I think Honda looks forward to use U3-X‘s futures in tourism, the automated service industry and on sports too.


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