Finally, a closer look at the Terrafugia Transition flying car at the 2012 NY Auto Show! With a (expected) late 2012 delivery date, you can get your hands on the first street legal flying car for $279,000 and a $10,000 deposit. Would you drive one? Get a better look at the car with more photos in the gallery.
The flying car is finally here! Well, almost. Though it doesn't look like The Jetsons' floating bubble or Marty McFly's Delorean, the Terrafugia Transition is street legal and can be preordered for the low price of $279,000. That's more than a space flight aboard the Virgin Galactic, but at least you'll be able to drive it (and pilot it!) again and again. Requirements for piloting are pretty tame: passing a test and logging 20 hours of flight time. You can get a closer look at the Transition at this week's New York Auto Show, but expect those preorders to roll out within the next year.
Of course, flying cars aren't the only sci-fi and future tech that movies and TV shows have predicted. Check out this list of other technology that has sprung from screen to real life, below.
- Iris scanners — Those crazy iris scanners that identified everything from your identity to your last purchase at The Gap in Minority Report are here now.
- 3D Holograms — Though we can't yet watch 3D versions of ourselves on home movies, we can chat with others like CNN did during the 2008 election, and dance alongside a few holograms in Vegas.
- Gesture-based interfaces — Not just for video games anymore, the gesture-based interfaces like we saw in Minority Report will soon be a real way of life — crazy gloves and all.
Check out the rest after the break.