When I was a kid, we were all promised we would have flying cars by, like...now. While that hasn't happened, we might be getting the next best thing: electric, self-flying air taxis, that can be summoned with an app on your phone, just like Uber rides.

These air taxis are being developed by Google's (and East Lansing High School grad) Larry Page. They're not operating in the U.S. yet, but it looks like they may be close to going operational in New Zealand. According to the New York Times, thanks to a government agreement with Larry's Kitty Hawk company, which is developing the air taxis, New Zealand will have a commercial network of flying taxis in New Zealand in as soon as three years. The company is already working on an app so you can summon your air taxi - when they make them available here, in the states.

That might take a while.

Until then, here's the story.


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