The future is now! Buy a jetpack today!
Bitterwallet has often complained that the scientific and engineering communities are spending too much time fannying about with smartphones, advances in medicine and saving humanity from itself - and not nearly enough time building jetpacks. Because that's what the future is really about, that's the future we've been promised for years - taking to to skies, weaving between skyscrapers - not curing cancer or saving polar bears. Jetpacks. Now.
Finally, someone has heard our plea and cracked on with it, because the Martin Aircraft Company is selling their Martin Jetpack to the public! Zoom!
Except it's not a jetpack, it's a couple of colossal fans strapped to your back, although Martin Aircraft argue there's never been a true 'jet'pack, and will punch you in the face if you call their flying machine by any other name. We're going to call it a fannypack and see what they do.
Not anyone can own a jetpack though - your purchase is subject to passing a flight training course which takes between five and fifteen days. And you need $100,000 to buy one, although you can stick a $10,000 down while you scrape the rest together.
Not that we would. It's still not a real jetpack, is it? And without the ground to create downward force against, this model doesn't appear to fly any higher than a few feet, and is no faster than a bicycle. Our dreams of Boba Fett's style shenanigans will have to wait. Boo.