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Where are those flying cars they promised us?

The link is to an 11 page Popular Mechanics magazine article from 1950 predicting technological advancements over the next 50 years. It's a fun read but does a pretty poor job of predicting the future.

http://blog.modernmechanix.com/2006/...t-fifty-years/



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Ah, well. The problem is that 1937 simply hasn't arrived yet.

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Damn! The hit the nail pretty close with the shopping! I do most of mine online.
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Look what happen to those excellent electric car year ago. The anti-gravity devices and most powerful batteries known to man are owned by XOM. Anybody like oil!





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There are flying cars today.

Here is just one example. http://www.terrafugia.com/
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Devil's advocate in me says it sounds ideal but when one considers the accidents so many have now just think of the chaos of adding in a couple more dimensions and no "lanes"! Imagine the mall parking area at xmas or going to a big concert.... I can imagine burning, falling cars where owners were texting or chatting on their two way tv while pulling out vertically into the path of something. No thanks!!




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If my wife's car HAD wings it would fly...

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Damn! The hit the nail pretty close with the shopping! I do most of mine online.
AND the edible underwear! Can't forget that! Man... it's like they hopped into Marty McFly's DeLorean and payed us a visit!

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big business has swashed all the great new products and possable threats to them. Nikola Tesla came up with a path to free energy 100 years ago.
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Devil's advocate in me says it sounds ideal but when one considers the accidents so many have now just think of the chaos of adding in a couple more dimensions and no "lanes"! Imagine the mall parking area at xmas or going to a big concert.... I can imagine burning, falling cars where owners were texting or chatting on their two way tv while pulling out vertically into the path of something. No thanks!!



Definitely agree with your assessment. They would have to be computer controlled to keep the idiots from killing themselves.

It is a good thing flying requires such a high level of detail, concentration, and skill to keep most people from doing it.
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Seems I remember a lot of flying cars in the Blues Brothers movies.

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