Flying cars have arrived. Here’s how people feel about them. – Vox


Ah, flying cars. For people of … a certain age, they are redolent with symbolism. In the 1950s and ’60s, they represented the promise of a high-tech future, the inevitable outcome of relentless American ingenuity. (See: the Jetsons.) For the generations that came after, they grew to represent something else — the failure of that future to manifest. It became a common, plaintive lament: “Where is my flying car?”

Well, guess what? Thanks to advances in battery energy density, materials science, and computer simulation, it looks like the wait may be over. It may have taken longer than we expected, but your flying car is here.

Well, okay, maybe not your flying car. But absurdly rich people? Their flying cars are here.

Today, at the Top Marques Monaco “supercar show,” a company called AeroMobil will launch its first market-ready flying car, the AeroMobil 3.0.

A new survey shows that we definitely agree they should have parachutes.

Source: Flying cars have arrived. Here’s how people feel about them. – Vox

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