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    According to Back to the Future part 2 we will have flying cars by 2015


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bagpuss View Post
    According to Back to the Future part 2 we will have flying cars by 2015


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    According to Terminator we will have cars with DIY fitted anti aircraft guns by now
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spacecadet View Post
    According to Terminator we will have cars with DIY fitted anti aircraft guns by now
    They have been around since the year dot
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    You won't have to drive it if you don't want to (at least on motorways).

    My grandkids will not believe that there was a time when you had to drive yourself anywhere.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moscow Mule View Post
    My grandkids will not believe that there was a time when you had to drive yourself anywhere.
    Have they not been in a car yet?
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    Cars?

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    I think The Flintstones showed us the future on that one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spacecadet View Post
    Have they not been in a car yet?
    I guess my point only makes sense when you know I don't have any kids yet...
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    We could have flying cars now, but they aren't very practical. You need either a big wing (or rotors) or a fuel hungry engine. e.g. a car on a hang-glider, or a fan strapped to someone's back, both of which have been done.

    Basically you have to impart momentum to the air equal to the weight being lifted, either by pushing lots of air down slowly (a big wing/fan) or pushing down less air more quickly using more energy.

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