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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

Gyrocab  
  A flying taxi.  

The sudden whine of the vanes of the gyrocab as it began to drop toward the landing-stage snapped him back to the present, and its new problems. He gradually pulled himself together as he saw Grand Terminus swell and expand in size beneath him. He felt the landing gear bump. He climbed out, paid the cabbie and walked to the information desk presenting his reservation for transport.
From You Are Forbidden!, by Jerry Shelton.
Published by Thrilling Wonder Stories in 1947
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Compare to the Tin Cabby from James Blish's 1957 novel Cities in Flight and the aircab from Harry Bates' 1940 story Farewell to the Master.

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