A Gripe

Science fiction geeks have a major hang-up about the idea of the flying car.  Today, I heard it again.  If this is the future, where’s my flying car!  I want my flying car.  That’s the measure of the future, never mind the computers and the genetic engineering and the ability to control a robot on Mars from mission control in Huston.  I want my flying car or this future is only second rate.

And frankly, I’m getting a little tired of it.  So, you want your flying car, do you?  Okay.  As you are driving home tonight, look to your left, and look to your right.

Look at the doofus in his SUV talking on this cell while trying to cut in front of you.

If you get a flying car, so does this joker, and one day you’re going to be walking underneath it.

I’m just sayin’.

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A Gripe — 5 Comments

  1. Frequently while stuck in L.A. traffic, taking two hours to inch thirty miles, I long for the flying car . . . but I want there to be a doofus test, so none of them get cars. Otherwise, the idea of 3-D traffic jams? They’re bad enough on one plane.

  2. Sounds like a good idea, but would only work if you’re more or less the only one with a flying car. If every doofus has one too, the situation ain’t gonna improve. Sorry, for being so negative about it.

  3. Given the people on the Bay Area freeways who do not believe in signaling or other polite driving behavior, I have (reluctantly) decided that No Flying Cars is not a bug, it’s a feature.

  4. I suspect we won’t get flying cars unless they can be controlled by computers only. Even then we’ll have crashes (software and hardward both could fail), but we wouldn’t have a tenth of the problems we have now with human stupidity.

  5. Absolutely. I tell people who ask, that I hope to high heavens we never get flying cars in New Mexico. Why?

    How do you prevent F.W.I.? One shudders at the bloody havoc it would create.