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Re: The future is finally here.
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2017, 09:38:12 AM »

Sounds like it is still in early development, and they want to have a working unit this year(?).
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Re: The future is finally here.
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2017, 09:46:00 AM »

This actually made it to the local TV news here stating it would be rolled out as a flying single seat TAXI initially.
However from pictures of it I can't see it picking me up from my driveway. :(
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Re: The future is finally here.
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2017, 01:51:55 PM »

This actually made it to the local TV news here stating it would be rolled out as a flying single seat TAXI initially.

Self-driving, flying cars.... and household robots. The last two ingredients in a fully baked future. We're almost there. 
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Re: The future is finally here.
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2017, 02:24:32 PM »

That artist representation (8 rotor) looks somewhat like the Jetson's "car".  But Alexa doesn't look like Rosie.
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Re: The future is finally here.
« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2017, 02:41:02 PM »

That artist representation (8 rotor) looks somewhat like the Jetson's "car".  But Alexa doesn't look like Rosie.

I've considered a Rosie robot replica. Of course not to push a vacuum around or to make beds. But maybe to be used as an end stand, or maybe also an emergency light. Or... maybe (when I replace my Home Theater Projector) as a mobile Home Theater or sorts. I have a man-cave and plenty of cold weather spare time.

I think Coroplast (corrugated plastic sheets) would make a cheap, easy, very lightweight way to make Rosie.


 
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Re: The future is finally here.
« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2017, 11:41:55 PM »

The Chinese (a China base company) is to introduce a drone that transports humans soon.

So glad I've lived long enough to know the future is going to turn out... as planned.
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Re: The future is finally here.
« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2017, 05:19:24 AM »

Here's another article on the topic...
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/24/technology/flying-car-technology.html
It says more than a dozen well funded start-ups are working on flying cars but also points out more than a dozen potential problems.
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« Reply #9 on: April 25, 2017, 09:16:04 AM »

.... more than a dozen well funded start-ups are working on flying cars but also points out more than a dozen potential problems.

Yeah. Not likely they'll be seen in America first. The future has ALWAYS belonged to the brave and the free. Like many of the old European nations.... America has fearfully on track to regulating itself into a state of stagnation.   
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