Flying-car future looks like a dystopia

Flying cars! So futuristic! A world in which they are buzzing around the skies must be dazzling - like a Popular Mechanics feature come to life! Well, yeah.

It seems increasingly likely that aerospace companies and start-ups are rushing to embrace a world of vertical take-off robo-taxis. Just don't be surprised if it looks a lot more like Blade Runner than The Jetsons.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 29, 2019, with the headline 'Flying-car future looks like a dystopia'. Print Edition | Subscribe