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Dude, Where’s my Jetpack?

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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.

Now!

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Author: Eric Kingsbury

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One thought on “Dude, Where’s my Jetpack?

  1. The jetpack. Yes. It just came up in conversation with friends the other night. Along with the Jetson flying saucer cars and other futuristic ideas that have not materialized. Actually, the thought of people zipping around overhead has always given me the willies….and I don’t think many forms of transportation look less appealing than strapping that kind of configuration to my back. Thanks Eric.

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