Wright brothers

I was sitting on my balcony tonight while watching a commuter plane fly overhead and I couldn't help but think, "if the Wright brothers were around today and saw what I'm looking at, would it blow their minds or would they see it as an inevitable progression of their efforts?"

Anyone been keeping up on the new local motors project? I just came across the open tandem project and I've got to say, I'd love to do this. I'm not super familiar with the local motors process, but I guess you just pay them to go build your own car?