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Date: 04/26/06 02:10 AM

78 Responses to Doors of the Future?

  1. Profile photo of buddy
    buddy Male 30-39
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    April 26, 2006 at 2:19 am
    Link: Doors of the Future? - These doors open just enough to let you through.
  2. Profile photo of B-Hazard
    B-Hazard Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2006 at 2:24 am
    ...because entering a room just isn`t entering a room without pointless technology
  3. Profile photo of BakaNeko728
    BakaNeko728 Female 18-29
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    April 26, 2006 at 2:26 am
    that`s kind of cool though. it senses each part. pointless yes, because you could just have a slab of wood (or glass) for a door, but whatever. at least it`s technology that`s somewhat useful, unlike the new thing that gives flies eyeglasses..
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    lizzywizzy Female 18-29
    587 posts
    April 26, 2006 at 2:26 am
    What, does that mean that if you get a power cut, you wont be able to enter or exit the room?
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    Warc Male 18-29
    35 posts
    April 26, 2006 at 3:05 am
    the top ones wern`t working, you`ll smash your head lol
  6. Profile photo of B-Hazard
    B-Hazard Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2006 at 3:10 am
    ....that`s because she wasn`t tall enough to set them off...you really didn`t make that connection?
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    kpforizzle Male 18-29
    224 posts
    April 26, 2006 at 3:11 am
    i heard about that. It is not pointless they say because it will reduce the amount of bacteria that gets in and will lower the cost of heating/cooling
  8. Profile photo of B-Hazard
    B-Hazard Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2006 at 3:13 am
    Still pretty pointless...the change in cool/warm air that gets out of the building will be so small it`d probably take years to pay off something like this. Unless the place gets some pretty heavy traffic
  9. Profile photo of FallenSoul
    FallenSoul Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2006 at 3:18 am
    Haha, deffinetally cool, though just slightly pointles. Perhaps on a larger scale, like if it opens eide enough so you can bring a couch in, then that`s handy I suppose.
  10. Profile photo of SarahColleen
    SarahColleen Female 18-29
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    April 26, 2006 at 3:19 am
    Kinda neat, kinda pointless...

    I still want one

  11. Profile photo of Forseti
    Forseti Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2006 at 3:22 am
    Doesn`t that slow you down like a motherf*cker?
  12. Profile photo of DaSniper88
    DaSniper88 Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2006 at 3:39 am
    What a waste of time and resources how about make something that:
    1. People will buy
    2. Has a purpose
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    YouG Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2006 at 3:47 am
    A little laggy.
  14. Profile photo of cruxshadows
    cruxshadows Female 18-29
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    April 26, 2006 at 3:48 am
    I`d Buy It. Screw Opening Doors Now!
  15. Profile photo of Deftallica
    Deftallica Male 18-29
    160 posts
    April 26, 2006 at 4:19 am
    You know that scene in Doom where that liquid door malfunctions and traps the demon? I`d be afraid this door would suddenly shut while I was halfway through it and chop me in half.
  16. Profile photo of chain83
    chain83 Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2006 at 4:35 am
    Yeah, definately a slow and laggy door at the moment. You sort of have to stop when your nose is about to touch the door and make sure it opens right and then go through... If they could get it to work better (with more range for sure) this would be really neat, though not the most useful invention... ;)
  17. Profile photo of Ragin2340
    Ragin2340 Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2006 at 4:47 am
    Same here Deft
  18. Profile photo of psycopyro
    psycopyro Male 13-17
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    April 26, 2006 at 7:27 am
    The link says doors of the future but theres only one door o.o
  19. Profile photo of BigBonny
    BigBonny Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2006 at 7:40 am
    How utterly pointless. The only doors technology wise I think are of any worth are the Star Trek style doors, ie automatic doors that open from the middle as you approach, like doors on supermarkets and stuff.
  20. Profile photo of SammyFrank
    SammyFrank Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2006 at 8:38 am
    crazy slants.. what will they think of next?
  21. Profile photo of SammyFrank
    SammyFrank Male 18-29
    1030 posts
    April 26, 2006 at 8:39 am
    crazy zipper heads.. what will they think of next?
  22. Profile photo of KMeTG
    KMeTG Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2006 at 8:55 am
    crazy racists.. what will they think of next?
  23. Profile photo of farquaadhnch
    farquaadhnch Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2006 at 9:00 am
    Two things made me laugh:

    1) The door didn`t open properly and the guy hit his head on one of the upper ones.

    2) Someone actually went to see Doom!

  24. Profile photo of Overmann
    Overmann Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2006 at 9:43 am
    On 4/26/2006 3:22:58 AM Forseti wrote: Doesn`t that slow you down like a motherf*cker?

    Indeed it does, just as any regular door. We should all revert back to beads, I tell you.

  25. Profile photo of TheWood
    TheWood Male 30-39
    211 posts
    April 26, 2006 at 9:47 am
    I believe japanese loves to put products on the market for the sake of it. This is uterly useless as such (and obviously does not work the way it should besides being very slow to open). However, this kind of technology could be usefull for energy preservation in walk in freezers for example (despite the fact that a bunch of plastic hanging things do the trick very well). Looks fragile as well... I wouldn`t trust this door to prevent robberies (except with knives comming out and closing on unidentified intruders ... but again, this is my parano-sadist part talking ;0)
  26. Profile photo of Painter13
    Painter13 Male 40-49
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    April 26, 2006 at 9:55 am
    Too many parts to break, doors take a beating as it is, these doors would last a month in use at a public place, one day at a nightclub
  27. Profile photo of drzm
    drzm Male 13-17
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    April 26, 2006 at 10:42 am
    get the most genius people in the world to invent things which cost loads and what do they do - invent something weve got already !!! WATS THE POINT ??? :@
  28. Profile photo of look215
    look215 Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2006 at 10:43 am
    I dont know it seems kind of pointless.... why not have a full automatic door instead of wasting all those reasources so they open for exact objects.
  29. Profile photo of dunntom159
    dunntom159 Male 13-17
    33 posts
    April 26, 2006 at 10:54 am
    They broke on the old dude
  30. Profile photo of AfterDeath
    AfterDeath Male 13-17
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    April 26, 2006 at 11:47 am
    2 things:

    Malfunctions could actually chop something in half. And that`s not nice. And yes, it could happen in real life, and no, I haven`t seen Doom.
    Also, if there was a power cut you`d be trapped in the room unless it let you also push the door.

    So yeah, pointless and actually quite risky.

  31. Profile photo of XxCandyxX
    XxCandyxX Female 13-17
    38 posts
    April 26, 2006 at 11:58 am
    haha..Cool..sorda pointless though. =/
    I wouldn`t want one.
  32. Profile photo of ibigfire
    ibigfire Male 18-29
    292 posts
    April 26, 2006 at 12:08 pm
    Needs a faster reaction time. Hey, could you imagine having one in your room? In the middle of getting changed, walk by the door, whoosh! Hi everyone! I`m naked!... Don`t even get me started on bathroom scenarios, heh.
  33. Profile photo of Custom_hobo
    Custom_hobo Male 13-17
    737 posts
    April 26, 2006 at 12:14 pm
    If you had a swinging door you could easily walk through that without stopping. You have to wait for this one to open...pointless.
  34. Profile photo of SmagBoy1
    SmagBoy1 Male 40-49
    4432 posts
    April 26, 2006 at 12:45 pm
    I couldn`t understand a word they said! Get me a translating door and then, boom, you got my business! :-)
  35. Profile photo of yo-i-am-luke
    yo-i-am-luke Male 18-29
    626 posts
    April 26, 2006 at 12:56 pm
    Call me old fasioned but I`m keeping my doors how they are. Why waste all that money on a new one when I can just cover my doorway with straw. Great for quick escapes but not very fire friendy and it is a bugger picking it up again. Peace out.
  36. Profile photo of rennurpmg
    rennurpmg Male 13-17
    107 posts
    April 26, 2006 at 12:57 pm
    I saw this years ago. They dont work very well, they still need lots of work.
  37. Profile photo of ImTakingOver
    ImTakingOver Male 18-29
    388 posts
    April 26, 2006 at 1:25 pm
    i see many flaws in it, if you werent standing in a straight up and down line when u walked through youd hit ur body parts all over it where it didnt open cuz it wont see you, plus it takes too long to open
  38. Profile photo of Wyrenth
    Wyrenth Male 18-29
    251 posts
    April 26, 2006 at 1:26 pm
    Conceptualizing is fun, even if the concepts aren`t always functional or feasable for day-to-day use. Just look at all the weird crap Americans came up with in the 50`s, after all, and their visions of the future (a man in a robot suit to do all your chores).
  39. Profile photo of J4Y
    J4Y Male 13-17
    382 posts
    April 26, 2006 at 1:32 pm
    :O They`ll cost a fortune, but I want some :D
  40. Profile photo of jenice
    jenice Female 18-29
    98 posts
    April 26, 2006 at 1:47 pm
    yeah...neat concept, but it needs a LOT of work before i`d ever want to use it. having to stand there and wait just isn`t my thing.
  41. Profile photo of Skellington9
    Skellington9 Male 13-17
    246 posts
    April 26, 2006 at 3:45 pm
    I`d buy it but i would modify it so if door-to-door salesman comes he get`s choped up. Also i would install one that only i could control on the floor so that way if i don`t like u they come apart and u fall 20 feet to a pit filled with spikes
  42. Profile photo of Skellington9
    Skellington9 Male 13-17
    246 posts
    April 26, 2006 at 3:45 pm
    but that`s just me
  43. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10441 posts
    April 26, 2006 at 4:13 pm
    wth is with this asian crap?
  44. Profile photo of Trizz
    Trizz Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2006 at 5:48 pm
    useless and pointless
  45. Profile photo of ChickenMan
    ChickenMan Male 13-17
    250 posts
    April 26, 2006 at 5:55 pm
    Have you noticed ALL of these "Futuristic technology" videos are in japanese?

    Must be the water.

  46. Profile photo of deciduous
    deciduous Male 13-17
    217 posts
    April 26, 2006 at 6:22 pm
    I heard about this, but when I did, it wasn`t in production yet. It`s supposed to cut down on heating and cooling costs, and reduce airborne polution in buildings. Pretty freakin cool, I don`t care what you say.
  47. Profile photo of Sims9287
    Sims9287 Female 13-17
    148 posts
    April 26, 2006 at 6:22 pm
    Seems rather pointless to me,not to mention you`d be utterly screwed if a powercut happened
  48. Profile photo of DaphneTrojan
    DaphneTrojan Female 13-17
    145 posts
    April 26, 2006 at 6:34 pm
    And what fun is a door if you can`t slam it when you`re mad?
  49. Profile photo of B-Hazard
    B-Hazard Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2006 at 6:56 pm
    -Malfunctions could actually chop something in half. And that`s not nice. And yes, it could happen in real life-

    how the sh*t did you come to this conclusion?

  50. Profile photo of gregor_samsa
    gregor_samsa Male 18-29
    462 posts
    April 26, 2006 at 7:06 pm
    I liked it :)
  51. Profile photo of 3622785
    3622785 Male 18-29
    144 posts
    April 26, 2006 at 7:25 pm
    seen it already.
  52. Profile photo of Linc
    Linc Female 13-17
    444 posts
    April 26, 2006 at 8:13 pm
    thats kinda neet but someone can just walk in when your in the shower :P
  53. Profile photo of zomgimonfire
    zomgimonfire Female 18-29
    582 posts
    April 26, 2006 at 8:45 pm
    They take too long to open! What if you were running? From what i just saw, it takes about a second to open once you pass the censor, but if you run, you`ll break the pieces right off!
  54. Profile photo of dreamschemer
    dreamschemer Female 13-17
    178 posts
    April 26, 2006 at 8:49 pm
    what`s wrong with a doorknob?
  55. Profile photo of AVDPhoenix
    AVDPhoenix Male 30-39
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    April 26, 2006 at 9:41 pm
    Another useless invention from Japan!
  56. Profile photo of jjcruiser13
    jjcruiser13 Female 18-29
    706 posts
    April 26, 2006 at 10:04 pm
    Because it just SUCKS when you have to fully clear a doorway of the door when you`re only going to go though a small part of it...
  57. Profile photo of KeBob
    KeBob Male 13-17
    637 posts
    April 26, 2006 at 10:22 pm
    uhh cool i guess
  58. Profile photo of Papapimpin
    Papapimpin Male 18-29
    528 posts
    April 26, 2006 at 10:26 pm
    Wow, now that is alot of wasted effort.
  59. Profile photo of joolia
    joolia Female 13-17
    272 posts
    April 26, 2006 at 10:38 pm
    just build a really narrow door. screw the fat people.
  60. Profile photo of yuly
    yuly Female 18-29
    670 posts
    April 26, 2006 at 11:35 pm
    pointless
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    een Male 18-29
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    April 27, 2006 at 1:17 am
    I`d rather have one of those chairs that bust and then rebuild themselves. Compared to this, they look like a barrel of laughs.
  62. Profile photo of FLIPZ
    FLIPZ Male 18-29
    203 posts
    April 27, 2006 at 6:01 am
    Im sure it wouldnt be hard to set these up with a capacitor or something along the sort, so in case of a power outage the door will still work.
  63. Profile photo of needles_nny
    needles_nny Male 18-29
    153 posts
    April 27, 2006 at 5:41 pm
    that is a waste
  64. Profile photo of xDefilerx
    xDefilerx Male 13-17
    66 posts
    April 27, 2006 at 8:11 pm
    Wow, how utterly useless. It takes me less time to open a normal door and walk through than it does for that piece of crap to open. What happened to automatic doors you see at schools and poo? Those work fine! They open fast enough, they aren`t laggy poo, they work every time, and they probably don`t cost near as much. We really need to nuke Japan again.
  65. Profile photo of Sexyshivy
    Sexyshivy Female 18-29
    33 posts
    April 29, 2006 at 5:45 am
    Hmmmmmmm I see a health and safety risk coming on....lol
  66. Profile photo of Matwix_2004
    Matwix_2004 Male 18-29
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    April 29, 2006 at 2:03 pm
    Still needs some development (the guy didnt set off the ones that his head reached) but ah well, it is cool, and would prevent against fire spreading (I think)
  67. Profile photo of squoggle
    squoggle Female 18-29
    158 posts
    April 30, 2006 at 9:05 am
    What is this world coming to....
  68. Profile photo of bluethen
    bluethen Male 13-17
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    May 8, 2006 at 8:30 pm
    It`s cool and all, except who will pay $3000000(or something) for a single door when all you can do is get a door that just slides open...
  69. Profile photo of 1CoolioChick
    1CoolioChick Female 18-29
    75 posts
    May 8, 2006 at 8:37 pm
    Why is this necessary in life?
  70. Profile photo of Neglectful
    Neglectful Male 18-29
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    May 16, 2006 at 9:01 pm
    ...and i`ve been using regular doors this whole time, like a sucker.
  71. Profile photo of badjuju84
    badjuju84 Female 13-17
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    May 30, 2006 at 9:19 pm
    STUPID. Power failures will now be twice as sucky
  72. Profile photo of lossof_life
    lossof_life Female 13-17
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    June 23, 2006 at 3:38 pm
    WEll... thats.. nice? Why are all the inventions over in China.. or Japan?
  73. Profile photo of omggilyy
    omggilyy Female 13-17
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    July 20, 2006 at 12:12 am
    that`s preety cool, even though as many others have stated, the sensors are preety slow and the idea is sorta pointless
    =D
  74. Profile photo of monert
    monert Female 18-29
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    July 20, 2006 at 11:15 am
    There kinda cool, but pointless.
  75. Profile photo of zintosion
    zintosion Male 13-17
    400 posts
    February 16, 2007 at 8:58 am
    useless
  76. Profile photo of LoonLeader
    LoonLeader Female 13-17
    106 posts
    April 6, 2007 at 9:43 pm
    Cool, but utterly pointless.
  77. Profile photo of dan_the_man
    dan_the_man Male 13-17
    9 posts
    May 15, 2007 at 5:34 am
    that is sooo pointless. yet i want one of those.
  78. Profile photo of Chasya
    Chasya Female 18-29
    60 posts
    January 5, 2009 at 11:33 pm
    thats cool....

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