WILL WE EVER HAVE FLYING CARS?

METRO | JANUARY 2020

When the movie Blade Runner came out in 1982, it was heralded for its dizzying vision of a future filled with humanoid robots and flying cars.

There’s one big problem with this future: it’s now in the past.

The movie is set in a fictional November 2019. This means we’ve now gone beyond the date director Ridley Scott envisioned and, last I checked, I don’t have a flying car.

Flying cars are one of the most enduring tropes in science-fiction but our fascination with them goes way beyond just that.

Prototypes for the car/plane hybrid have been developed by inventors, engineers and aerospace companies dating back to the early 1900s.

Which begs the question: will we ever have a flying car in our driveway?

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