Mental Floss

Jetpacks: The Future Is Now

Jill Harness

If you're one of those people that's been complaining about the fact that we don't have jetpacks yet, it's time you find a new rallying cry. Jetpacks will finally be commercially released to the public next year. The devices can travel 30 miles in 30 minutes on five gallons of gas.

Our future is decidedly capitalist though, so if you're ready to invest in a jetpack, you'd better have $100,000 ready. Personally, I'm going to hold my breath for a hybrid before I fork out a hundred grand for a personal flying machine.