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Flying car growing pains

2017-05-23 22:37:37.701127+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

Occasionally I hang out with transportation geeks, and a topic that comes up regularly is "what about flying cars?" I mean, yeah, it's a bit fanciful, but in the 50 year timespan it's something people think meaningfully about.

The truth is: Flying cars are already here. The future just isn't evenly distributed. And when you try to bring them into a neighborhood, people get pissed off.

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#Comment Re: Flying car growing pains made: 2017-05-25 10:25:51.941765+00 by: DaveP

Well, people get mad because the flying cars don't make that cool Jetsons car noise. The manufacturer that nails that will corner the market.

#Comment Re: Flying car growing pains made: 2017-06-05 20:04:21.041186+00 by: Dan Lyke

Yep. That and the lack of downwash...

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