One person one dream one vision one drive. In just under a week’s time an event unseen for over 10 years will take place. American astronauts will take to the skies heading towards the stars aboard a rocket developed and built in America by engineers from Space X.
A journey that few thought would have been possible had it not been for one vision, one passion, one drive and sheer will.
Tesla, Space X, Boring company and neurolink would not have been possible without a person who was passionate about the future and the possibilities is could provide.
Of course, Elon Musk is not the only person with dreams and passion. Others have had ingenious ideas that have become iconic. The Dyson vacuum was a simple idea that has grown into being a worldwide phenomenon.
Sir James Dyson
Sir James Dyson, the inventor of the Dyson vacuum cleaner had a vision, a passion and a drive. It allowed him to create a vacuum cleaner that is more powerful, smaller with greater functionality than its competitors.
He had an idea, just like Elon Musk, to change something that was inefficient, noisy, messy and had not changed for decades.
Dyson the company has for the last 20 plus years developed their ideas into the products we see today. One of the key features of a Dyson vacuum cleaner is the lithium ion battery.
Dyson has been developing his battery tech significantly in recent years increasing the power output whilst continuing to reduce the size and weight of the products. These lead to reduction in size, weight with the ability to run for longer periods of time.
These innovations lead the Dyson team to look and see opportunities in other fields innovation.
This last week Liam Murphy from Car advice wrote about Dyson’s foray into the electric car industry.
It was revealed that Dyson started development of the vehicle nicknamed ‘N526’ in 2017. Since then his engineers have developed a fully working prototype with great range, power and torque. He has spent millions working out all aspects of a car.
However, as the articles explains Sir James Dyson got to a point where he decided that the cost of electric vehicle to produce would not be practical for the people to buy.
One person one dream one vision one drive these are the things that make a person passionate about creating something they have dreamed about for years. Something that would make the world a better place and help to inspire and thus improve the world. Unfortunately, there is also the counter to these, more money, more time, more competition and the most important, reality.
Sir James Dyson developed with his team a beautiful vehicle that quite easily would have sold millions to the world. Unfortunately, electric cars are expensive to build from scratch. They take a lot of time to develop and there is increasing competition in the world that are clearly a long way ahead. Reality usually kicks in at this point and a reassessment of the development needs to occur.
This is obviously what Dyson felt was needed and he had to make a hard decision.
A dream is something we strive for, something we are wanting more than anything, something that makes us grow and become greater than just ourselves. It sometimes takes on a path all its own. Unfortunately, for Sir James Dyson his vision became a reality, but the expense cut it short.
I am sure this is not the last we will hear of Dyson within the electric vehicle arena. I am sure he will let his discoveries and ideas become more than the sum of the part by hopefully supplying batteries to others.
It is inspiring to see people who you don’t expect enter the fields of electric vehicles and challenge the status quo, bring fresh ideas and move the industry into the future.
All it takes is One person, one dream, one vision, one drive.