Where is my flying car?

By Deane Barker on September 4, 2007

What technology did you expect would be available now that isn’t?: This week’s Battle Royale question is one I’m pretty sensitive about.

Where is my flying car? Seriously — every book about “the future” I read as a kid told me I’d have a friggin’ flying car by now! Instead, I have a Nissan Altima.

Since I posted this, Joe has informed me that Chitty Chitty Bang Bang had both wings and a propeller, thus debunking my theory that it flew for no apparent reason.

Anyway, go vote for me.



  1. Amen! I remember a car book I had as a kid in the 1960s that had a prototype of a Ford flying car. Kind of looked like an old Galaxy 500 with fans on the hood and trunk. I so wanted that car. But just think of the problems you’d have if you ran out of gas while flying? That thing would have dropped like a rock. Splat!

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