2015: The Year Without Flying Cars

And Why We’ll Never Get Them

Sure, according to Back to the Future 2, we should have hoverboards, weather forecasts predicting weather to the minute and biggest on everyone’s list: Flying Cars!

But we don’t. And do you know why? Because you suck at driving. Okay, maybe not your personally, but enough of the general populace sucks at driving. Don’t believe me? C’mon, you know that everybody thinks their state has the worst drivers.

In 2013, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Association there were 30,057 fatal crashes and 5,657,000 non-fatal crashes.

You suck at driving. Seriously, if we had flying cars the number of bystander deaths would skyrocket. People right now like to rubberneck at car accidents, but you’d feel like Chicken Little every time a flying car accident happened, running around like the sky was falling. Because it would be! Think about it. Would you want someone’s Mustang falling through your living room in the middle of the Nightly News? No!

Okay, so maybe it takes a special license and everything to get a flying car. Oh and you’d probably have to pay a boatload for those cars, need special insurance. You might even need a special garage for your flying car where you can fly from without hitting anything.

Oh wait, we’ve got all of that. What? We already have flying cars? No, we have planes! Maybe that’s the reason NO ONE CARES ABOUT FLYING CARS! We have planes! And you know what? Having a plane is like having a flying car. Only it’s not a car. It’s a plane. We don’t need flying cars. We’re never going to have flying cars. We have planes, get over it.

This has been a Public Service Announcement that was totally not endorsed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Association. Now can we go back to just liking movies and not expecting them to deliver reality? Seriously, you guys have ruined Back to the Future for me with all this talk of flying cars. I mean, they’re created REAL HOVERBOARDS and you’re still on flying cars.

Okay, I’m done ranting for now.

Mr. Storm

Wearing his geek badge with pride, Falcon can't get enough video games, comics, or movies, which is probably why he writes Science Fiction and Fantasy with his own quirky twists.