Where is my Flying Car?
With the Indy 500 being run for the 90th time today, I have just one question: where the hell is my atomic flying car? Seriously. We've been building and racing cars for over 100 years now. Don't you think it's about time those cars moved off the ground. I'm truly sickened and disappointed by our lack of progress in this area.
We can put a man on the moon. We can invent new wheats that save a billion people from starvation. We can create a pill so old men can still get erections. But, we can't make a flying car? I don't understand it. Is there a conspiracy against flying cars?
Posted by at May 28, 2006 08:14 AM
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|# May 29th, 2006 11:05 AM Laura|
|If you saw how poorly people drive around here, you'd never permit them another dimension in which to endanger others. But, you can reserve your Skycar here if you really want. Looks kind of like the Batcar, has VTOL, seating for four and a payload of 750 pounds. Expected to be available in 2-3 years. It's not atomic, though. :-(
Now, in the Julian May Galactic Milieu Trilogy, they handled it by having a kind of 3D highway system. Where the system was in place, you *couldn't* just fly randomly around so in populated areas people and property were protected. You had to enter a flight plan and then the computer kept you on it and prevented you from crashing into others. Apparently, FAA and NASA are studying such a system, so your Skycar may be legal to drive/fly by the time it's certified in 2008.