Jetpacks, Androids, and the Future That Never Came

Dude, where's my flying car?! We look at 11 venerated visions of future technology that totally missed the mark.

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Fifth Element Taxis

Unless you are Onion News Network's Brandon Armstrong, the notion of a flying car probably seems as fanciful to you as the ornithopter was to Leonard da Vinci--a dream to be realized only in the distant future. We end this collection of future visions with one of the best flying car scenes in recent memory, from director Luc Besson's 1997 blockbuster The Fifth Element. As this image shows, Besson has anticipated the need of billboard advertisers to go vertical in an aerocar future.

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