If the scientific windbags of our youth were actually worth their salt we were all by now supposed to be flying our cars, taking weekends on the moon, and not even having to toil away eighty-plus-hours-a-week to pay the bills. Technology was the answer, and was supposed to be doing the work for us. All this talk was evidently a intellectual farce of boozy cocktail party banter. The Jalopnik helper robot is perpetually broken. Datsun, however, had a car ready for the supersonic future back in 1968. This future was called Bluebird.

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