Just about any TED Talk is worth watching, they’re almost always interesting, but this one is particularly relevant. It’s Paul Moller talking about the future of personal air travel; the possibilities and technology that we have already and what we need to make it happen on a large scale. It’s already 2009, and we’re still zipping around on four wheels, it just doesn’t seem right. We need to at least start looking toward personal air travel, trying to work out how to make it a reality, and right now Paul Moller seems to be one of the only people doing that.
Moller developed the Aeronautical Engineering program at UC Davis while a professor there from 1963 to 1975. In 1972 he founded SuperTrapp Industries, and also led the group that developed the Davis Research Park Complex between 1975 and 1983. He’s been working on VTOL (vertical takeoff and landing) personal vehicles since the late 1960s. Check out his flying hoverdisc: