flying car revolution
The transport revolution by flying cars incoming.
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After focusing on luxury cars and electric cars, in a few years the big car manufacturers will wake up and flying cars will become the rule all over the world.
So it is useless to continue building new highways and huge bridges for cars only, because in a few decades they will be used only by trucks and for railways. But maybe those will disappear as well, due to multiple modular "bee swarm" deliveries by drones.
It is easy predictable that in a short time the streets will be frequented only by some vintage cars, motorcycles, pedestrians, bicycles, and tram lines or monorails for transporting elderly, families with children, groups, tourists, guests. In this way, new spaces for the social will be freed up. Provided that pedestrian paths are once again separated from mechanized ones. In fact, no one wants to walk with the risk of being hit by idiots who run on mechanized vehicles of any kind, from bicycles to motorized scooters. At the very least, the speed of these vehicles, dangerous for pedestrians, should be absolutely mechanically limited. In any case, it would not be a problem to create protected pedestrian areas for pedestrians along the roads freed from the large volumes of vehicular traffic, which will pour into heaven. It is also foreseeable that until very high safety standards are achieved, the routes of the flying cars will follow those of the roads and they will be nothing more than a few meters above the roads. In fact, in the event of an accident, one thing is a flying car that falls on the asphalt, another is a flying car that falls on a house. In terms of risk to human lives and financial compensation, there is no comparison.
Certainly, at peak times mechanized transport will remain higher than individual transport: in a line of cars there are a few dozen people inside, while in a line of railway carriages there are hundreds of people. With the same space occupied during its movement, a train is dozens, hundreds of times more efficient than individual transport like any car, today, or like the flying car, tomorrow.
All things anticipated in the twentieth century by science fiction literature and films. Modern culture.
The excess of people mobility, and the consequent vehicular traffic, is not reduced simply by flying cars. Only architecture and urban planning can offer human-scale solutions for improving the quality of life. I talk about all these things in my e-book available for free since 2012 on this site, currently only in Italian. At the moment I have no desire to translate it.
"BLADE RUNNER": starring Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, Joe Turkel, Daryl Hannah, Brion James, Joanna Cassidy, William Sanderson, Edward James Olmos, M. Emmet Walsh, James Hong, Morgan Paull. Music by Vangelis. Directed by Ridley Scott, 1982.