Better than flying cars

Science fiction often says more about the time in which it was written than the future it purports to describe. It is easy to see why flying cars caught the imagination of the fifties and sixties. Car ownership was spiking and commercial air travel was spreading. Kanye West recently stated in an interview that “the internet is the flying car of our time” which is to say: we got something better. And the pace of change is staggering.