Are flying cars soon to become reality?

By Mark O’Neill
Contributing Writer, [GAS]

Sir Clive Sinclair who gave the world the Spectrum computer and the C5 electric car has told BBC Radio 4 that soon it would be “economically and technically possible” to create flying cars.

As well as saying they were technically possible, he also said that they would have to be automatically controlled because “we can’t all learn how to fly” (try stopping me!)

But since he also added that these cars would have to be electrically powered instead of petrol powered, you can tell right away who will resist the building of them. Yep, that’s right – the oil companies! So that pretty much dooms the project from the get-go.

Plus I’m pretty sure the bird union will have something to say about it too. How’s a self-respecting sparrow supposed to do its flying about and dropping its waste on people’s heads when there’s flying cars whizzing past left, right and center? Come on!