Elon Musk Isn’t Against Flying Cars, He’s Just Worried About Them Falling on Your Head

The everyday futurology musings of Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk continue to entertain. See: thoughts on self-driving cars and artificial intelligence. This time he’s talking flying cars. S...
Elon Musk Isn’t Against Flying Cars, He’s Just Worried About Them Falling on Your Head
Written by Josh Wolford

The everyday futurology musings of Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk continue to entertain. See: thoughts on self-driving cars and artificial intelligence.

This time he’s talking flying cars.

Speaking with astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson on his StarTalk show, Musk outlined some of his concerns with the idea of flying cars (via Inc).

“If there are flying cars, then well obviously you have added this additional dimension where a car could potentially fall on your head and would be susceptible to weather. And of course you’d have to have a flying car [that operates by] autopilot because otherwise, forget it,” he said.

“Even in autopilot, and even if you’ve got redundant motors and blades, you’ve still gone from near-zero chance of something falling on your head to something greater than that,”

Flying cars would be potentially dangerous, noisy, and completely dependent upon weather conditions, says Musk. So, what’s the alternative?

Tunnels. Or at least a combination of both. Musk clarified his StarTalk comments on Twitter:

So, what do you think? Team Flying Cars? Team Tunnels? Both?

Image via Elon Musk, Twitter

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