This may sound ridiculous to some people, but when you think about it it actually makes a lot of sense: why aren’t there any flying cars yet? After all with all the technology that is available nowadays it doesn’t look that difficult, don’t you agree?
Sell your car to car to buy a flying car
If you ever watched the popular movie Back to the Future with Marty McFly then you know that back then they all thought that we’d be driving high-tech flying cars by now and that the streets would be filled with “car for sale” signs on Oldschool vehicles because nobody would want to drive those anymore. Strange enough we do have the technology to achieve that, take for example a look at ‘Maglev’ trains, they work like reversed magnets creating a force that moves t trains and gives them a source of energy. Even in the U.S. army they already have such advanced technology that they are able to use microwave weapons and have planes whose speed is comparable with the speed of a sci-fi U.F.O. Which means that we definitely have the means to create flying vehicles. So how come that we haven’t seen any yet? How awesome would it be to sell your used car to buy an amazing flying ride? That would be like a little boy’s dream turning into reality.
Buy a car that flies across the sky instead of a fuel-consuming Oldtimer
We’ve just established that the technology to build flying cars is available, it has been proved by scientists and have actually already been built! The only reason that they don’t get sold just yet is because that this kind of technology is unaffordable for the common people. Take plasma screens for example, many people think that they are quite new but they actually exist for a very long time, they were invented for space travel and first used in space because they were small and light making it ideal for astronauts to use in space. Back then they were way too expensive for people to be sold in stores just yet. they waited for the technology to be less expensive so that common people could afford it to have in their homes. That logic also applies to flying cars: they exist, have been tested but are simply too new to be affordable for normal families. Beside the price problem there also are many other reasons why that kind of transportation can’t be sold yet: imagine what would need to be changed in our everyday life to make it possible, for instance the laws that would need to be changed in order to keep traffic safe. We would need air-police, some sort of sky roads and traffic lights, and what if an accident were to happen? So many things would need to be changed to make this possible, it wouldn’t be worth it if only an elite amount of people could afford those cars, they aren’t going to make such huge changes for those few people.
How would such a drastic change impact the world economy?
What would happen if every American would put up “car for sale” signs on their old car and would buy the newest flying car instead? It isn’t as simple as most people think because it would affect a whole chain of people and companies all over the world in all sectors. that would also mean drastic changes for the world economy. To whom will you sell your old car if everyone wants to go over to flying cars? There won’t be any buyers for your old car then, so the majority of them would have to be destroyed causing a huge pile of garbage filled of chemicals, scrap metal and so on. What would we do with all that garbage? It definitely won’t disappear into thin air. And if no one buys old cars then how will most people get enough money to be able to afford the new flying car? Besides that society will need new technicians and garage’s that can repair the new type of vehicles, there will have to be schools to train those technicians which also leads to finding the right teachers, classes and so on. There will be a strong need for strict regulations to make air traffic safe for everyone, all those things contribute to the fact that this wouldn’t be an easy task to perform on a world scale, which also comes at a very high price. Yet it is a possibility for the future, who knows where humanity is headed towards? If someone would have told my grandfather 40 years ago that he would own a USB stick and a touch screen phone he would have laughed like a madman thinking that you’re insane, that’s how most people think about flying cars in our modern society when it actually is something quite plausible.