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how would we even control the airspace now, we are talking about having commercial drones up there, that is still causing issues. now we were to add cars to the mix, i don't see it happening. could we even make traffic lights to direct traffic flow in mid-air. if you think it through all the way, i don't see it happening in a big scale, maybe one or two.
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Who will be able to afford the insurance?
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What about jumping cars?

Cars that can jump over other cars when necessary.
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They can make roads in the sky to follow and like those video game headset stuff, you'd be able to see invisible lines and traffic signs. It would be like linking virtual with reality.
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DeadlyOats wrote:

DARPA http://rt.com/usa/157244-flying-army-truck-viral/ has been working on a flying car for a while, now.


Sure, and it has great applications for them. I was really more calling the civilian side of things to mind when I spoke of potential practical problems. Then again, I suppose they're not too far off from how civilian owned planes and helicopters are regulated. They'd just have to be treated as both aircraft and land vehicles in the law.
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When I was little, I always dreamed of having a flying car. But realistically, people would probably get carried away and do dumb things.
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qualeshia3 wrote:

Hovercraft?!


Hover VAN.
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I love the people's reactions.
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Raining aluminum.
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BlueOni wrote:


DeadlyOats wrote:

DARPA http://rt.com/usa/157244-flying-army-truck-viral/ has been working on a flying car for a while, now.


Sure, and it has great applications for them. I was really more calling the civilian side of things to mind when I spoke of potential practical problems. Then again, I suppose they're not too far off from how civilian owned planes and helicopters are regulated. They'd just have to be treated as both aircraft and land vehicles in the law.


Things that we enjoy that DARPA started off developing for "them."


http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/105117-inventing-our-world-darpas-top-inventions

And there's more on the way. DARPA is developing a system of prosthetic limbs that totally moves like real human limbs, and that can be controlled directly from the nervous system. Those should be coming out within the next couple of years. The military men and women who lost limbs will get dibs on those, at government expense, and as the costs of making those go down, it will become available to the rest of the world.
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Posted 3/16/15

serifsansserif wrote:

There will never be flying cars. People can barely learn to maneuver in two dimensional space with their current vehicles, let alone three.

Besides, we have these things called planes...>.>


This.
As cool as it would be to actually see a Mass Effect style cityscape..... unless those vehicles are flying themselves, I ain't going anywhere near one.
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$200k?? noooo. I could be a new BMW and a Cessna for less than that~
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Well ain't that just jim dandy!
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DeadlyOats wrote:

Things that we enjoy that DARPA started off developing for "them."

http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/105117-inventing-our-world-darpas-top-inventions

And there's more on the way. DARPA is developing a system of prosthetic limbs that totally moves like real human limbs, and that can be controlled directly from the nervous system. Those should be coming out within the next couple of years. The military men and women who lost limbs will get dibs on those, at government expense, and as the costs of making those go down, it will become available to the rest of the world.


This isn't news to me (nor is the importance of state investment into research for the sake of economic advancement and improvement of peoples' quality of life), but I'll agree it's all pretty great. I criticized civilian land vehicles capable of taking flight, then reconsidered and thought about civilian aircraft already in use. I did not say that defense research never translates into projects improving quality of life or economic competitiveness. That stance would be untenable. If I gave any implication that such was my meaning I spoke wrongly, and apologize for the confusion.
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lol what happens when your FLYING CAR breaks down? lol
I don't think they will catch on either. There is no point for them and they are more dangerous than normal cars AND most people can't even drive on a road correctly so why would they let anyone IN THE SKY.
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