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(NPR)   We may not have flying cars, but in 2014 we might get jetpacks   ( divider line
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2767 clicks; posted to Geek » on 18 Aug 2013 at 12:48 AM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2013-08-17 11:49:52 PM  
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Sgygus: This could make my commute easier.

It would only be a matter of time before the sky is full of assholes leaving their turn signals on, texting while jetting, etc.
2013-08-18 01:24:37 PM  
1 vote:
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2013-08-18 01:02:36 PM  
1 vote:

SomeoneDumb: ...I can only imagine how nice and quiet it would be when I'm trying to sleep.

You probably shouldn't sleep while operating one of these. That would be dangerous, don't you think?
2013-08-18 04:09:26 AM  
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2013-08-18 01:29:49 AM  
1 vote:

EmmaLou: People have enough problems in 2 dimensions, they really don't need to add a 3rd. Can you imagine seeing the "Student Driver" sign on a flying car (or a jet pack flier?)

This! This has always been my argument against the "flying car". I mean, think of all the "pensioner crashed into farmers' market" stories. You really want them dropping onto them, too?
2013-08-18 12:53:00 AM  
1 vote:
Talk to my accountant and buy one for my software company, write it off as a forklift/cherry picker.
2013-08-18 12:20:07 AM  
1 vote:

ontariolightning: Nope. People cannot drive vehicles without farking it up. No way are we ready to let ordinary joes fly a jet pack around. That'd require new laws. Sorry to burst your bubble.

THIS. I have yet to see many other people even make a left turn correctly, let alone fly a jetpack.

(the correct way to turn left at an intersection is to pull up when the light is green, await your chance, and TURN left... Not to wait behind the line when the light turns gree, and then ANGLE/SLANT left, veering partway into the other lane or middle oncoming lane when you're doing it.)
2013-08-17 11:46:42 PM  
1 vote:
Not getting my hopes up. These are the reason I didn't bother to learn to drive, forty farkin' years ago.
2013-08-17 11:40:37 PM  
1 vote:
This could make my commute easier.
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