Who Needs A Flying Car?


Last week Google co-founder Larry Page debuted his flying car. The vehicle, which can be driven vertically over open water, is rather unimaginatively called The Flyer, and is expected to be on the market by the end of 2017. Operators will NOT need a pilot’s license though they may want to keep a lifejacket handy.

As far as David Copperfield (the Dickens character featured in Annabelle Troy’s Jane Eyre Gets Real) is concerned, Larry Page can keep the d–d contraption! Copperfield fondly recalls the carriages of his youth. There’s the popular phaeton, the sports car of its day, a light open vehicle with a folding top, four snazzy wheels, and a seat, reached by a ladder, on top of jaunty springs. Those wishing a more elegant ride might try a victoria, introduced to England from France in 1869 by that rebel the Prince of Wales. He named it in honor of his mother. Low and light, it boasts a forward-facing, open seat for two–good way to show off your outfits–as well as a graceful shape. And there’s always the brougham, not unlike a victoria, but with an enclosed passenger seat, for those days when you’re not feeling good about yourself, or if you only have one horse available.

Of course, if you want the opinion of Mr. Darcy, the only way to get about town is on the back of a thoroughbred. Never fly when you can ride.

 

 

7 thoughts on “Who Needs A Flying Car?

  1. I saw that hover car the other day too and thought yep! It’s begun! The great race for the next innovative way to travel across the city lol fun eh?

    1. That flying car looks scary plus it looks like you would need some muscle to hang onto it! As of now you can’t even take it over a road, just over water, so obviously crashes have been anticipated. Thank you, as always, for reading the post!

      1. haha Yes, it does look unsafe, but I believe water is like concrete if you crash into it . . . Better take the carriage! 🙂

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