The future of transportation has been lost, like tears in rain

As most of my readers know, in the very early 1980s a movie starring Rutger Hauer and a well-known actor from the Star Wars series was released. It painted a captivating, sometimes disturbing futuristic vision of urban life. Watching its portrayal of urban transportation in particular, we all couldn’t help but be transfixed. Yes, surely that is our future, we all thought! And despite the movie’s disturbing plot and implications, we did at least look forward to some of the technological developments in transportation that this groundbreaking film foretold.

Of course, the reader will have already sussed out that I am speaking of the flying cars in Ridley Scott’s Blade R the gondola to Roosevelt Island in Bruce Malmuth’s Nighthawks.

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One Response to The future of transportation has been lost, like tears in rain

  1. joshua says:

    Clearly the only reason we don’t have gondolas yet is because they haven’t been subsidized enough.

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