Back before my face was on an electronic virtual book, back when a single computer would fill large rooms and were fed by paper cards -
back long ago -
I thought this would happen someday.
Flying cars -- cool
A favorite cartoon of mine was the Jetsons. The ordinary family of the future (Jetsons) had a flying car and robot, so that could be my future. I was ordinary but not a cartoon.
Did you watch the Jetsons? Did you think a flying car and robot servant might be possible when you grew up?
I didn't research when this idea was first tried, but I took a picture of an early attempt on display at a museum in Seattle. From the looks of the flying car, I'm thinking the sixties.
Actually we are not quite there yet. The company, Terrafugia, is taking orders but the first ones don't roll off production until late 2011. Also, the price is slightly above an ordinary family's reach - $194,000.
But the Jetsons were there in the sixties.
No security lines and no checked baggage fee - Priceless!