I’m Not Getting My Jetpack Am I?

When I was a kid, I had teachers who actually said, “By the time you are older, you’ll be flying around in jetpacks and flying cars.” I’m still waiting.

Sadly, I don’t see it happening and the reason being: Power Lines. Do you think the government would really allow us the freedom to strap on a jetpack, shoot up into the sky, and then chance being tied up in a power line? I’m fairly certain, that if jetpacks ever became economically viable and had the ability to last more than a minute, that the government would shut our fun new way of travel down real quick. I get it… You would have power line electrocutions on a regular basis. Just as we have car accidents now, but in this case, you would have people pissed that they have no power because Joe Smith went out and got drunk, strapped on the jetpack, and took a wild ride into the power line. Joe Smith won’t be doing any drunk flying after that one time though. Flying cars would even have stricter regulations. What if Joe Smith instead took the Porsche Air 911 out on a bender and crashed into a house? The fit is going to hit the shan then.

So here I sit, dreaming about flying high with my jetpack, the warmth of the engines toasting the backs of my legs, as I’m pushed into the fluffy white clouds above… only a dream of a future that probably won’t happen because of power lines… and irresponsible un-evolved monkeys who want to drink and fly… (sigh)…

Author: jasonfalter

Aspiring writer that is not starving due to being in the Technology industry. Noir, Crime Fiction, Cyberpunk, Etc...

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