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Google's Larry Page Investing Millions In Flying Cars
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melgross
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melgross,
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6/9/2016 | 12:40:57 PM
Nuts!
Flying cars now? Seriously? This is a nutty idea. A flying car will need to be approved by the FAA. This isn't a simple thing. They will also be very expensive. The few that have been designed all cost over $250, 000. So newer designs and materials will bring that price down, but they will still cost over $100,000. Possibly a lot more. And where are these going to be used? Certainly not in a city. The last thing we need is crashes of flying cars.
jastroff
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jastroff,
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6/10/2016 | 2:03:00 PM
Re: Nuts!
A few of the Tech Billionaires are using their money to make their childhood dreams a reality, i.e., flying cars. Too bad they are more George Jetson than Albert Schweitzer
Technocrati
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Technocrati,
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6/10/2016 | 2:33:19 PM
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@jastroff   Hear, hear !  Which proves once again, becoming a tech Billionaire has nothing to do with being an intellectual.   Right place at the right time is all most of them have going for themselves.

Charlie Babcock
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6/9/2016 | 2:43:03 PM
If you don't like flying cars, how about self-flying vehicles?
Melgross, your objections will be even more relevant when Google launches "self-flying" cars. Let's hope they don't use Apple Maps as a fallback, in case of Google Maps failure. The disparities between the two can be confusing and they often offer conflicting routes. 
Whoopty
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6/10/2016 | 7:33:36 AM
Surprised
I'm really surprised flying cars are getting such a push. I thought after the failings of the Moller Skycar this is something that was just going to go away. 

If we get automated self driving cars, self flying isn't that impossible to imagine - especially as taxis. They could drive themselves and just fly over jams.

Sounds like paradise. 
vnewman2
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vnewman2,
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6/10/2016 | 6:57:28 PM
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There's a flying car patent dating back to 1959, Zee.Aero has filed a series of patents applications where   we can see the kind of flying car designs that they have experimented with.  Bloomberg reported that the company is reworking the designs into something "simplier and more conventional-looking" but if you Google "Zee.Aero patenet diagrams" you will get an idea of what to expect.


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