Alfredo Romeo has been taken with the idea of blobjects ever since he heard technology guru Bruce Sterling discuss them in a speech.
"Sterling said something that I really love," says Mr Romeo. "He said, 'Blobjects are going to float our world.'"
The Spanish entrepreneur loved the name. He felt it matched his vision for what personal transportation might be like in the future.
Only 20 MPH, but I like 'em anyway.