Tech Today in Futuristic Vehicles
posted by July 29 at 14:45 PMon
A New York Times reporter gets a test-ride in what will likely be the first commercially available “jet pack.” The quotes are because it’s not a jet, and it’s only a pack in the way that strapping a small motorcycle to your back would also be considered a pack.
So far it’s flown to a maximum altitude of six feet, but the developer promises to personally take it up to 500 feet before he starts selling them for $100,000 next year. He’s also reported to be trying to come to terms with the fact that, “at some point, somebody is going to have a very bad experience.”
Watch the video. You can see where he gets a little too close to a tree and the branches get sucked into the rotors.
I imagine that, like the Segway, these will be initially used by law enforcement, which will be awesome, right?
In other futuristic transportation news, the owner of the #6 Tesla Roadster crashed his $109,000 car shortly after taking delivery of the much anticipated all-carbon electric speedster. No one was injured.