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Pretty cool. Arguably not the first flying car however. Also, no wheels so it's not actually a car.

Was an old fashioned biplane a flying car? Is a helicopter?

Maybe we should just say that flying cars were invented a long time ago. We call them airplanes.
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The whole "flying car" shtick was based on the premise that individual small flying machines would replace the family car.
You know, like in the Jetsons.

That will not happen, even if the technology exists.
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Abdul Alhazred wrote: Sun Aug 30, 2020 3:12 pm The whole "flying car" shtick was based on the premise that individual small flying machines would replace the family car.
You know, like in the Jetsons.

That will not happen, even if the technology exists.
Because it's inherently more dangerous.


Or is it?

Maybe if they somehow become autonomous too.
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The real deal is that nobody really wants it if everybody has it.
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The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.
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A flying car is like a flying boat
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It doesn’t work well as a car, or as a plane
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The only thing to do is make a car boat aircraft
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