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Dude, Where’s my Jetpack?

One of the handy critiques of futures forecasts past is that often the exciting, liberating, “promised” technology never arrives. The “poster boy” for futurist disappointment has for many years been the jetpack. Initially conceived in the 1940s and 1950s, surely, we should have this thing by now, right?

Well here it is, from Jetpack Aviation:

And if you’re anything like me, you want one.