Hey, have you seen this flying car? It appeared in over 200 newspapers across the United States in 1958. Sure, it’s impractical, but it sure is neat. I’m just going to be staring at this flying car for the next four years if anybody needs me.
For the first time ever, a neural device has been used to restore locomotion in paralysed primates. It may be years before clinical trials can begin for humans, but this latest breakthrough marks an important step in that direction.
The flying car is just one of a group of futuristic technologies that are like science’s White Whales. Plenty of startups have tested their own versions and now, one major company says that future will be here sooner than you think.
As we head deeper into the 21st century, we’re starting to catch a glimpse of the fantastic technological possibilities that await. But we’re also starting to get a grim sense of the potential horrors.