'5:45 Microwave Shuttle To Bonn, Now Loading On Platform B'

It's the 21st century, and you want to fly from Spokane to Toulouse. Don't bother with a jumbo jet. Just book a trip in a Lightcraft capsule that's flung into the stratosphere with pulsing beams of focused microwave or laser energy. Travel halfway around the globe would take 45 minutes.

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