Friday, November 30, 2012

Where's My Flying Car? Science's Promises Broken

Though flying car prototypes exist, the promise of such vehicular aviators for the everyday commuter has not been realized.


NEW YORK — In the early decades of the 20th century, the magazine Popular Mechanics made a few predictions of future innovations. Some resembled modern conveniences, such as the video chat feature of Skype or Internet shopping, but many of the magazine's prognostications never materialized.

The magazine also predicted a form of biotechnology that has yet to occur: a house that blooms like a flower.

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