Christmas is over again and once again nobody bought me a flying car.
But maybe help is at hand for next year: NASA have published a design for a one person, safe and quiet flying vehicle. And better yet, it is battery powered so it does not create any pollution.
Of course, NASA have more dreams for new technology than the NSW government have plans for new transport solutions. And of course, both NASA and my state government seem to lose interest at about the same time the first press conference finishes.
Imagine if my state government actually delivered on the grand idea of upgrading our local transport systems to cope with our growing population. That would be an awesome Christmas present. Cheap, frequent trains all across Sydney – I’d be happy with that.
OK, even in an election year I guess that is too fantastical to even comment on. But the flying car option is at least plausible.
NASA will probably move on now to another fun dream, but most car companies are currently working on hybrid and electric cars. So what if one of them decides to think outside the box and build a simple, cheap and hopefully safe commuter air vehicle?
You can ask Santa for world peace or a new pair of socks if you want. But if someone gives me the flying car NASA are working on then I will be completely happy.