Points For You To Consider …
Was the Concorde a triumph of modern technology, a metaphor for lost 20th-century worth, or both?
Concorde was slick and quick … “The most amazing thing was decreasing the amount of hours from the atmosphere. Global business people especially tend to splurge on airfare due to the practical advantage; conserving hours, even days, and preventing jet lag.
The political climate produced a justification for large government spending on huge-scale technological experiments–for example NASA missions and Apollo rockets. Concorde most likely fit to this rivalry for national stature.
Currently in the works for 2022 are personal supersonic jets promising up no boom to Mach 1.2. Only last month, NASA announced a $2.3 million program to rekindle supersonic aircrafts from 2030. For the time being, the ease of slower point-to-point personal jets will remain the dominant method to fly.
How does the concorde story compare with new technologies on the ground, like Light Rail and PRT?