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by M.G. Siegler


We were promised flying cars...

...and Uber is trying to deliver. Brad Stone on Uber's hiring of Mark Moore from... NASA:

Moore acknowledged that many obstacles stand in the way, and they’re not only technical. He says each flying car company would need to independently negotiate with suppliers to get prices down, and lobby regulators to certify aircrafts and relax air-traffic restrictions. But he says Uber, with its 55 million active riders, can uniquely demonstrate that there could be a massive, profitable and safe market. “If you don’t have a business case that makes economic sense, than all of this is just a wild tech game and not really a wise investment,” Moore says.

Is there anyone out there who wouldn't root for this to be a reality?


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