Flying cars have been a long time coming, but we do have a prototype "hover bike" now.
Flying cars and most other futuristic modes of transportation promised by science fiction have been a long time coming, but we do have a prototype "hover bike" now. Manhattan Beach, California-based Aerofex Corporation has been developing this vehicle for a while, but recent test-flight footage shows it in action.
Apparently this bike of the future, which uses two ducted fans, is controlled simply by the riders' natural sense of where to lean. It doesn't look like the world's most agile or stable mode of transportation, and it's obviously not as efficient or clean as the bike of the present, but it does look like fun. Now we just have to think up a use for it.