Fewer than a thousand people have been there - SPACE, the ultimate vista. The grand prize winner will be one of the next who claims they have been to the ultimate vanishing point.
The Rocketplane® XP Vehicle is a four-seat fighter-sized vehicle fitted with a delta wing and a V-tail which provide good flight characteristics both subsonically and supersonically. The vehicle is powered by both turbojet engines and a rocket engine, enabling it to accelerate to speeds just over 3,500 feet per second (2,386 miles per hour) and reach altitudes in excess of 330,000 feet (100 kilometers) providing the sensation of weightlessness for three to four minutes!
Other prizes include
- Windows Vista based AMD powered Dell desktop PC
- 24" widescreen monitor
- Zune™ digital media player
- Xbox® 360 gaming console
- Three Games for Windows game titles
- Microsoft® LifeCam VX-6000
- Microsoft Office Ultimate 2007
- $50,000 cash to help defray the cost of taxes.
Original speculation follows ...
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Getting to this page means you're paying attention. Keep it up when the countdown hits zero and you could win high-end laptops, gaming computers, media centers, software, gaming consoles, media players, and games
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The vanishing point is the boundary between Something and Everything; between What Is and What Can Be. Fewer than a thousand people have ever been there to see the ultimate vista. The grand prize winner will be one of them. The race for that destiny will begin when the countdown hits zero.
It's now clear that this clue was for the grand prize.
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Here’s a riddle for you:
At the end of our journey together, I will be discovered—and I will disappear.
One person will find me at my vanishing point. I will make that person famous in a way the world has not seen before. Their name will be repeated as many times as there are stars in—
No. Let’s be more precise. That name will be repeated as many times as there are grains of sand on a beach. That’s my promise.Your chance to be that person will start when the countdown hits zero.
It's now clear that this clue was for the Meta Puzzle prize, the person's name on a new line of AMD processor, with grains of sand referring to the silicon that makes the chip.
Based on these clues, clues in cypher answers, and clues within the video Loki made, SuperRob correctly speculated that the grand prize would be a trip into space.