Attention Sci Fi Nerds of the World,
I’m working on a sci-fi book idea and it is a new experience for me. So for the next week or so, I’m going to pop in to ask you, the sci-fi nerds of the world, to answer some questions.
Here’s my first one – the flying car – beloved Sci-Fi must-have or outdated trope?
My personal opinion – there are a lot of people, right now, who shouldn’t even be behind the wheel of a regular land car, do we really want them in the equivalent of a small, personal spacecraft? People would literally drive into buildings every 2 seconds. And if your mechanic doesn’t check everything, your car is going to drop out of the sky.
Plus, wouldn’t people crash their flying cars into each other constantly? Is every flying car going to be equipped with some kind of satellite monitoring so they can detect when another car is near so there isn’t a crash?
On the other hand, hey, let’s be honest, they’re cool, and who knows? Tech might evolve one day to the point where they’re feasible and even idiots can drive them with a minimal amount of damage.
My sci-fi world will most likely have flying cars. As a potential reader, is that cool or infuriating?