Published: May 24, 2008 at 12:01 AM
When I was younger, I was all for flying cars. As I grew up and continued to drive throughout the years, I don't want people driving around in the air. People can't drive on the ground, so what makes anyone think that flying cars for the general public is a good idea?
Sorry for being such a "Debbie Downer", but I can't stand irresponsible drivers, tailgaters, rubberneckers, non-turn signalers, etc.
At least Jetpacks would be great in the same way that... almost like motorcycles in the air. Sure, you can still hurt yourself, or others, but it's less likely. And just like motorcycles, I'd like to see less people qualified to fly.
A flying car is a disaster waiting to happen. Small fender benders happen all the time on the streets... and people have been known to crash their car into people's houses and backyards. The last thing I want to see if someone's car falling from the sky due to bad maintenance through someone's roof.
I still think the focus in cars should be making them more efficient rather than something like flight. I just wish America wasn't so obsessed with driving lifted trucks, "ricing" out their cars to get their Honda Civic two more horsepower, and just plain driving fast.
Maybe an Iron-Man-ish suit would be better? Well, at least for the military/ law enforcement. And from what I've seen and read, it's been in development for decades.