DailyDirt: Flying Cars Are Here!

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The future has pretty much arrived already. We’ve been waiting for flying cars and super-smart computers, but if we’re willing to accept some flaws, these things exist today. (And if you believe the press releases of Lockheed Martin, we’ll only need to wait a few more years for practical fusion!) Here are just a few more flying cars (or roadable aircraft) that could be roaming around neighborhood streets.

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Mason Wheeler (profile) says:

I, for one, don’t want flying cars, at least not until Eric Schmidt’s famous bug gets fixed! Every day I’m surrounded by idiot drivers who are just barely, somehow miraculously capable of getting around in two dimensions without bringing property damage and severe injury to those around them. No way, no how do I want to put a third dimension in their hands!

That One Guy (profile) says:

Yeah, there’s already more than enough people who shouldn’t have a regular license causing crashes left and right, the last thing they need is another dimension to cause havoc in.

A car crash on the road is bad enough, now imagine a ‘car’ crash mid-air, over a crowd, home, or building. The hardware side might be getting closer to being viable, but there are a lot of more important aspects that need to be dealt with before ‘flying cars’ are rolled out for the general market.

Mason Wheeler (profile) says:

Re: Re: Re:

It’s not an investing site. They make that perfectly clear right up front. Kickstarter is not an investing site, and project owners are prohibited by Kicksterter terms from offering shares, bonds, or any similar securities as backer rewards.

Kickstarter backers are not investors; a more appropriate description would be the rather old-fashioned term “patron of the arts.”

West Siders (user link) says:

It's still controversial

Yes, there are more than enough people who do not have a regular license causing accidents left and right, the last thing they need is another dimension to cause damage.

A car accident on the road is bad enough, now imagine an accident ‘drive’ the air, above the crowd, the house or building. In terms of hardware you may be getting close to being decent, but there are many more important issues to be addressed before “flying car”, which was released to the market in general.

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