Along with the jet packs we were supposed to be sporting by now and the hover cars easing our commute was the military’s Flying Platform.
In 1955 a film was shot showing one of the airborne Seqway-like contraptions in operation. Originally developed by the Navy, the US Army deemed them impractical and development halted.
Looking at this now, after six decades have gone by? All we’d need is some PVC, a lawn mower engine, an arduino controller and one of those mini-trampolines.
And maybe a Kickstarter account.