The annual TED conference is a mix of talks about science, technology, art, and design. Every year, at least a few of these talks involve a speaker bringing out a new piece of tech for the audience to gape at. This year, Robert Browning, the founder of aeronautic engineering startup Gravity, brought out his prototype of a flying jetpack.
Instead of just showing it off onstage, Browning decided to actually fly the thing outside the Vancouver Convention Center for a large crowd of TED attendees. We were all handed earplugs for the flying experience, which was slightly quieter than a jet engine.
Check it out below.
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