posted on April 3rd, 2012 by Dustin at 10:36 am (EST) with 2 Comments
I just got the biggest technology boner since the Sega Dreamcast came out.
If I asked you “What is the modern world lacking,” you’d probably reply with “peace,” but you’d be wrong.
The answer is “flying cars.”
Sure, flying cars aren’t a new idea — you’ve seen Harry Potter and Chiddy Chiddy Bang Bang (okay, well Harry Potter at least) — but nobody really made that dream a successful reality until a company called Terrafugia announced their prototype called the “Transition.”
The Transition is a car with collapsible wings. It gets better gas mileage on the road than a Dodge Neon and looks a trillion times more awesome — plus it can fly.
You might expect a Transition to sell for a few billion dollars, but it will actually retail for just $279,000 US dollars! That means that almost any upper-middle class person could afford one.
The flying vehicle can reach a top highway speed of 70 MPH, which is nothing compared to other normal cars, but imagine the thrill you’d get if some tool in a Porsche pulled up next to you and tried to race: Just extend your middle finger and fly away laughing.
The ONLY downside to owning a flying car is the 0.0001% chance that you’d survive a crash in one. There’s also the imminent government involvement and buttloads of anti-flying vehicle legislation that is bound to happen once a few orphanages get crashed into by women flyers.
Perhaps the best news is that you DON’T need a commercial pilot license to fly one of these. A test and 20 hours of flight training are all that’s required to take to the skies.
Flying cars are one step closer to teleports (teleporters?) becoming a reality. There goes my technology boner again! I just prematurely technogasmed!
You can reserve your Transition for only $10,000 down. So far, over 100 have been ordered, and they’re expected to launch (get it) this year. Hopefully.
For more information and technology boners, visit Terrafugia’s website.