Google Co-Founder Larry Page Is Spending $100 Million To Build Flying Cars

This should be interesting.

Google co-founder Larry Page grew up on dreams of flying cars and he’ll be damned if he’s going to live in a future without making these sci-fi dream machines a reality.

According to Bloomberg, the high-flying billionaire is financing rival progams from Zee.Aero and Kitty Hawk to develop electric flying machines. 

The object is a vessel that can take off and land vertically in urban environments, and Page’s companies are making real progress on bringing them to our skies.

“Over the past five years, there have been these tremendous advances in the under­lying technology,” Mark Moore, an aeronautical engineer who’s spent his career designing advanced aircraft at NASA told Bloomberg. “What appears in the next 5 to 10 years will be incredible.”

Page’s strategy of two competing teams is meant to spur faster development of a technology he views as crucial and more game-changing than self-driving cars. 

“I have young kids, so I would like them to be safe,” Page told Bloomberg Buisinessweek. “I’d like for pedestrians to be much safer. I’d like for blind people and old people and young people to get around.”

Everyone who ever bought the promise of a flying car future hopes he succeeds.

h/t: Bloomberg