When cars might fly

Flying cars are no longer just a possibility, they are a likelihood. But do we actually need them, asks Noah Smith

1st October, 2017

Nothing illustrates the divide between science fiction and reality better than the flying car. In movies, books and cartoons from the mid-20th century, people hop in their car, lift off and fly to work. In reality, we’re still enduring traffic jams or commuting by bus or train. We have supercomputers in our pockets, but the flying car has consistently eluded us. As venture capitalist and PayPal founder Peter Thiel famously griped: “We wanted flying cars,...

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