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Terrafugia is a small company that wants to make and sell flying cars. The making part seems to be going well, but the selling might be a problem. As we settle in for a long and bumpy recession, it seems unlikely that airborne automobiles are going to be a popular transportation choice.
Granted, flying cars are cool as hell. This one also has the advantage of running on ordinary unleaded gas as opposed to expensive jet fuel. But we’re headed into a period when even those rich enough to afford such a thing will think twice about make such an ostentatious purchase. I mean, people are embarrassed about owning Hummers now. Who’s going to feel comfortable cruising around in a nineteen-foot two-seater that just happens to be capable of flight?