world of weird things podcast: planes, trains, and automobiles (of the future)

The Fishes debate the future of transportation and the likelihood that you'll be flying to work with your own, personal jetpack.
retro hovercar

According to science fiction, the 2020s were supposed to be an era of autonomous flying cars and jetpacks zipping around massive cities that looked like forests of glass, steel, and concrete. Now that we’re just a year away from that point on the calendar, we actually do have jetpacks, flying cars, and artificial intelligence capable of driving all by itself, they’re just not nearly as advanced as sci-fi writers thought and they’re going to be applied in slightly different ways than they predicted…

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Articles covered or touched on in this episode…

Do We Really Need Self-Driving Cars?
Why The Roads Aren’t Buzzing With Electric Cars

Related articles and further reading…

Why Hyperloop Startups Are Ending Up Building Subways
Hyperloops: A Sleek, Futuristic, High-Concept Solution In Search Of A Problem

Intro/outro by Absolute Valentine, courtesy of Lazerdiscs Records

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