This Kitty Hawk Flyer Allows You To Soar Without Wings

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Nearly two decades into the 21st century, one might have expected to have a hoverboard or flying car by now. We are not quite there yet, but thanks to Silicon Valley start-up Kitty Hawk, it might be on the horizon. Earlier this year, a prototype surfaced that — well, it looks much more like an oversized drone sitting on top of a pair of pontoons than any sort of hoverboard or flying car — but was capable of sending a pilot soaring through the air for several minutes. The Flyer is light enough that it requires no license in the United States, and seeks to fulfill a dream of an agile personal aircraft that anyone can use.

Hovercraft flyer
Cross your fingers, we may just get to test it out this year

Kitty Hawk had hoped to launch a consumer version by the end of 2017, but that now looks unlikely, and the price tag has not yet been disclosed. It has turned some significant heads, however — Google co-founder Larry Page, for example, has given the company his financial backing. It remains to be seen if the device will live up to its promises, and if society — in terms of both people and legislation — is ready for such contraptions. In the meantime, we can comfort ourselves knowing that at least we already have self-driving cars.

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Published 10th January 2018