those who ignore history…

What is it with flying cars? They feature in every retro-future you ever saw. And the “prediction” that they will come to market is repeated at ever-diminishing intervals. Latest such comes from Sir Clive Sinclair, who is a bit retro himself, I suppose.

Once again, I feel myself reaching toward to the J. G. Ballard shelf for a reminder of the roots of the dream of personal flight. But really, the BBC reported it straight, but do we think Sir Clive is the man for the job?

In summary: where’s my jetpack?

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