It has been the lifelong dream of many a young scientist, engineer, and science-fiction fan, and I myself have often used it as a gauge of whether we’re really in the “the future” or not—so it is with great personal sadness that I have to break the news to you that you can’t really have a flying car. None of us can.
And worse: the reason is not a mere technological complication or economic limitation that can be overcome with more investment and research. The problem is the basic physics of the thing. The person telling you that you can’t have a flying car is Isaac Newton.
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