DailyDirt: Flying Around Everywhere..?
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The promise of flying cars and a future like the Jetsons obviously hasn’t come to pass, but people are still working on it. Yes, drivers haven’t even mastered safely navigating roads, and adding another dimension and the risk of falling out of the sky isn’t going to help. Still, we shouldn’t let these challenges prevent us from trying to create an awesome and boundless future of flying safely to work or school or a grocery store. Maybe we’ll have groceries delivered by drones, instead of needing to shop for them in person, but traveling everyday by flying shouldn’t just be for the birds.
- Larry Page owns not just one, but two flying car companies. Zee.Aero and Kitty Hawk are the companies, out of about a dozen, that are working on some kind of flying car for personal transportation. [url]
- Huge solar-powered airships from China could be floating 20 kilometers up in the sky someday. The Yuanmeng airship has been tested for 24 hours already, and it has a 5-7 ton payload capability. [url]
- The solar-powered plane, Solar Impulse 2, recently landed in NYC and is preparing to cross the Atlantic next. This solar-powered plane is setting some records for endurance (not speed), but presumably the technology will get better and this demonstration will lead to more solar-powered flights around the world. [url]
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Comments on “DailyDirt: Flying Around Everywhere..?”
Larry Page owns not just one, but two flying car companies.
The nice thing about being stinking rich is that you can afford to light cigars with hundred dollar bills.
You might actually get your flying car soon...
…if Google stays involved. One real obstacle to the practicality of flying cars has always been the skill and training required to operate one. As 2D autonomous cars approach real-world-readiness, watch for experiments with 3D autonomous cars to start in earnest.
Flying cars will never be a thing until, at the very least, autonomous cars are a thing.
Don’t believe me? Just try driving somewhere. Look around and see just how many idiot drivers there are out there who can’t handle driving in 2 dimensions. Anyone who wants to give them a third dimension to drive recklessly in is someone whose brain is not braining properly.
And you think it’s bad merging left-to-right? Try merging up-down and left-to-right!