Memo to Detroit, Tokyo and Stuttgart: Don’t make flying cars. Ever. A spate of articles on the topic surfaced recently in business magazines and the popular media pondering the concept of flying cars, a possibility that seemed inevitable to those of us who grew up watching The Jetsons on TV in the 1960s. It seems absurd to bring up now, when auto makers are struggling with such mundane, earth-bound issues as rollover deaths and emissions, but nevertheless, seemingly serious people are ...

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