How far away do you think we are from flying cars?

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How far away do you think we are from flying cars?

Post by Lex Luthor » 7 months ago

Like in the movies, it would be cool to have a flying car.

How far off do you think we are from seeing the first flying car, if it was ever possible one day?
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Post by Juneberry » 7 months ago

I see it as a possibility, possibly late in our lifetimes.
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Post by Spook of the lost » 7 months ago

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1950's and 60's.
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if you mean the one's like the DeLorean in back to the future we need to master higgs boson manipulation first before creating anti-grav generators for stuff like blade runner and whatnot.

until then my previous example as well as these two are the closest we have Right now.

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and they're more like rideable drones lol.
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Post by Juneberry » 7 months ago

A rideable drone seems like a good start... and like something I'd want in general.
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Post by Spook of the lost » 7 months ago

I personally like the last one, it's a kind of drone based flying motorcycle :P
seems like fun...
the hardest part though is battery life, so I'm hoping the Bi-Carbon batteries take off, not only do they charge faster and have way longer battery life, but they are bio-degradeable.
literally cotton strands suspended in an amino acid solution.
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Post by Juneberry » 7 months ago

Wait, that's what they're made of!? I'd only heard they were a thing to come, not what they were made of. That's pretty amazing!
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Post by Spook of the lost » 7 months ago

yeah, organic molecules, cotton, and Electronics :P
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Post by MeowsePad » 7 months ago

I think that the technology is almost there. I would be surprised if we didn't have flying cars within the next decade or so. To be fair, though, I thought the same thing about cancer research ten years ago...
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Post by Spook of the lost » 7 months ago

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then again we are quite close, they're now testing cancer vaccines.
have a way to test for cancer risk based on genetics.
and there's a lot of research going into retro viral gene therapy which I personally feel is key to permanently curing cancer since it's a software bug in the replication algorithm so to speak.

as for flying cars... yeah we're not that far away, just not in the way you might think of them.
nothing with anti-grav lol.
but definitely some kinda quad rotor or high energy ramjet based solutions.
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