The future isn't what it used to be
|A "flying fan" vehicle, as depicted in Popular Mechanics magazine in 1957, that was being developed by Hiller Helicopters. The magazine predicted a four-door consumer model would be available in 10 years. We're still waiting! (Popular Mechanics)|
" 'I had to sit on the runway for 40 minutes.' Oh my God, really? What happened then? Did you fly through the air like a bird, incredibly? Did you soar into the clouds, impossibly? Did you partake in the miracle of human flight, and then land softly on giant tires that you couldn't even conceive how they f****** put air in them? . . . You're sitting in a chair in the sky! You're like a Greek myth right now!"