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"The whole problem of energy sources is going to be solved by little solutions, not by some big new piece of technology that does everything. We got into this crisis by believing that we had one big piece of technology that would do everything (oil)."
- Gregory Benford

Flying Car  
  Flying police car has VTOL.  

Obviously, the movie Blade Runner did not provide us with our first images of a flying car. However, it does provide one of the iconic views of the movie.


(Bladerunner car interior)


(Bladerunner car oncoming)


(Bladerunner car underside)

From Blade Runner, by Ridley Scott.
Published by Blade Runner Partnership in 1982
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References to "aircars" have been found as early as 1871 (New York Times). "Aerocars" appeared in science fiction as early as 1929.

The first working flying car was probably Waldo Waterman's 1937 Aerobile. It had a wingspan of 38 feet and a length of 20 feet 6 inches. A Studebaker engine provided power for flight as well as on-road driving. It could fly at 110 MPH and drive at 55 MPH.

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