- Peter Theil
That quote dates back to 2013. Reid Hoffman reacted to our progress since then in a recent Tweet.
“We wanted flying cars. Instead we got 140 characters.” — Peter Thiel, 2013
What a difference 8 years makes!
In 2021, we’ve got 280 characters. And threaded tweet-storms. And — wait for it — flying cars! pic.twitter.com/Y3n1hdkpqt
- Reid Hoffman (@reidhoffman) March 18, 2021
Much progress has indeed been made as demonstrated by the video below. However, this article provides a word of caution:
Of course, for Klein’s unique vehicle to go mainstream, it’ll first have to convince regulators of its safety and durability, while owners of the AirCar will have to have both a pilot’s license and a driver’s license to obtain the full benefit. With all that in mind, it may be some time before we see Klein’s flying car on our roads and in our skies, but we can surely all agree that it’s one cool-looking machine and a remarkable achievement.
Trevor Mogg — Watch this flying car make history with first intercity flight
A mobility scenario is emerging with its own set of accelerants (technology, pandemic, etc.) and obstacles (regulations, infrastructure, etc.). One thing however is getting clearer. the future mobility ecosystem is likely to include flying cars at some point.
Originally published at http://frankdiana.net on July 13, 2021.