Friday, October 28, 2016

Uber alles

Uber promises flying cars within 10 years. (boingboing, 10/27/2016)

Fast-Forwarding to a Future of On-Demand Urban Air Transportation.  (Uber white paper)

You'll note that the Uber prototype, at least what's pictured, doesn't look anything like the model in the video.

Popular Mechanics promoted the flying car in 1957, in the pre-Jetsons era. 

"If I Can Dream" marks the beginning of Elvis' comeback period.  It  debuted at #100 on the Billboard Hot 100 for the week ending November 30, 1968, peaked at #12, and spent 13 weeks on the chart.  A few months later, his version of "Suspicious Minds" reached #1, his first time at the top spot since 1962 ("Good Luck Charm")

Related post:
The 'Be George Jetson' UPDATE: The Ehang 184 autonomous-flight drone.  (9/9/2016)

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