— have long resided in the realm of science fiction. And, let's be real, will probably stay that way for the foreseeable future. No matter what the latest and richest tech CEO claims, possessing a single device that functions as both a car and a plane will only serve to make you the proud owner of a bad automobile and a worse aircraft. 

Because while yes, the two types of vehicles are both designed to transport people, they do it in fundamentally different ways (duh). Being good at one sort of precludes you from being excelling at the other. And there's the rub — who's going to buy a janky flying car when a perfectly safe self-driving car will do (as it soon will).  Read more...

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Let’s face it: Flying cars are never going to be a thing

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No, you will not one day take a flying car to work. 

Flying cars — thrust back into the spotlight thanks to the unveiling of Larry Page’s Kitty Hawk Flyer — have long resided in the realm of science fiction. And, let’s be real, will probably stay that way for the foreseeable future. No matter what the latest and richest tech CEO claims, possessing a single device that functions as both a car and a plane will only serve to make you the proud owner of a bad automobile and a worse aircraft. 

Because while yes, the two types of vehicles are both designed to transport people, they do it in fundamentally different ways (duh). Being good at one sort of precludes you from being excelling at the other. And there’s the rub — who’s going to buy a janky flying car when a perfectly safe self-driving car will do (as it soon will).  Read more…

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