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We're the Jetsons

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Songbird, Oct 10, 2013.

  1. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    First flying car by '15.


    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 15, 2014
  2. deskslave

    deskslave Active Member

    Now make with the fucking hoverboard. What kind of bullshit future is this, anyway?

    (And I don't see Miami beating Chicago in the World Series in two years either ...)
  3. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    Tampa and the MArlins merge and reach the WS in 2 years. No way the Cubs get there though
  4. spikechiquet

    spikechiquet Well-Known Member

    Sweet, I can't wait for the first drunk/texting/distracted flying car crash that lands on a children's daycare, killing dozens.
  5. NDJournalist

    NDJournalist Active Member

    How is this even going to be legal? Wouldn't the car have to interact with air traffic controllers so as to not have a crash with overhead planes, a la a Breaking Bad scenario?
  6. Captain_Kirk

    Captain_Kirk Well-Known Member

    Can't wait for the first incident of air rage.

    The technology may certainly be there some day, but after 30+ years of seeing how people drive, there's absolutely no way on a large scale people can handle this.
  7. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    I can only see this if the car/plane is totally computerized to the point where nobody except the computer flies it and has multiple sensors and restrictions. Just punch in the destination, and the car/plane does every thing else.
  8. NDJournalist

    NDJournalist Active Member

    I can't see these being affordable either, so it's not like you'd have traffic jams up in the sky. I'd imagine they'd go for AT LEAST $200K. Plus gas would cost a ton.
  9. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Driverless cars are already in beta testing. This doesn't seem like such an impossible leap forward from that.
  10. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    Screw that. How long before the first idiot teenagers start dropping deuce bombs on pedestrians and ground-dwellers during rush hour?
  11. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    Cars would have to cruise at an altitude that would keep it well below any controlled airspace and congested traffic.
  12. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Can the technology to make Rosie look like a hot French maid be far behind?
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