Flying cars will be another giant step forward in humanity’s technological advancement. Airbus announced recently that they will having a flying prototype ready by the end of this year. Think about the amount of time that will be freed up if people don’t have to spend countless hours every month in gridlock. And, since they’re self-piloting, you won’t have to spend time manually flying it either! We can help preserve our environment because roads will no longer be as crucial once this technology goes mainstream. It will literally save lives by getting people to hospitals quicker, there will be fewer accidents since most of the airborne vehicles will be self-piloting, you can get people out of dangerous areas faster. This is no longer a pipe-dream, just like virtual reality, it’s already here and people are ready to pay for it. I haven’t been able to find a video of Airbus’ flying car, so here is real footage of what is hopefully one of their competitors.
Chief Executive of Airbus, Tom Ender said “If we ignore these developments, we will be pushed out of important segments of the business,” he said. People are ready to spend a lot of money in this industry. These crafts are essentially over-sized smart-drones so it shouldn’t take long to get a viable version to market. In my conversations with people about this, they seem more concerned about how people will use it for weapons and other malevolent purposes. The internet itself is probably one of the greatest enablers of crime, yet we can’t possibly imagine scrapping it because it can be used for such things. It’s amazing to think that self-driving cars and now flying cars will become a reality within just a few short years.