In the news recently was someone called Jetman, who built his own jetpack with four rockets on it. Supposedly he can go 190 mph. Here’s a video:
That would be awesome to have. I wonder if we’ll ever have flying cars or something like that. There are still companies working on it, and every few years there’s news that it’s almost ready. I’m thinking it won’t happen until computers are controlling them. That may seem kinda scary, but even more scary is bad drivers and drunk drivers in a flying car. Crashes would be even more dangerous, causing much more collateral damage.
He uses a parachute to land, which might seem lame for a jetpack, but I bet landings would be really tricky to maneuver, as well as extremely dangerous.
FYI, computer-controlled cars are already on the road — just not available for purchase yet. Google has been testing them in certain areas. So far, with hundreds of thousands of miles, they appear safer than the average human driver. I’m not sure how I feel about that. I actually enjoy driving; however, if I’m able to do other stuff during road trips, like video games, reading, sleeping, etc., then that would be awesome.