Jetpack Dreams

Flying Cars Ready for Liftoff?

It isn’t, of course, too surprising to see this piece detailing how flying cars are a far more viable option than jetpacks in terms of satisfying our futuristic transportation fantasies. And as I say in the book, if jetpacks are really not going to happen any time soon, this is a nice alternative. But it’s still a little painful to consider just how much time and money has been committed to airborne auto efforts, while real commercial ‘pack pushes languish a little. And also, the most promising vehicle at the moment, the Terrafugia Transition, will carry a hefty initial price tag of nearly $200, 000. So clearly, this is not the thing that is going to get us all out of our clunky cars and into the gorgeous, whistling sky. The dream endures.

Posted by admin on April 14, 2009 at 10:51 am