The flying cars from Back to the Future Part II sound absolutely great, if you don’t think about them for even a microsecond. And that’s because when you think about the nature of the general populace flying things through the sky, it begins to get very scary, very quickly.

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That’s not to say that people who pilot airplanes are superhuman in any regard, they just take the time and put in the effort to get some proper training. Flying a plane is difficult, not least because you need to think in three dimensions, rather than the normal two of simply driving a car on the ground.

We have horrific accident rates as it is – add in the extra complexity of flying, plus the notion that even a minor fender-bender would send the occupants of both vehicles likely plummeting to the ground, and you end up with some pretty horrific consequences of actually putting cars in the air.

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But the flying cars of Back to the Future weren’t the weirdest sci-fi transportation technology. There were plenty of things over the years that were even worse. What do you think was the weirdest? Let us know in the comments below!


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