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Do You Believe You Can Fly? Soon, You Can!

Submitted by on February 7, 2011 – 10:37 amNo Comment

Last week, I wrote a piece about how it’s going to take car companies another ten years to figure out how to install a component in cars that will make them inoperable to drunk drivers. I tried—and, hopefully, succeeded—in explaining that the U.S. government and American car companies need to work together to make sure this effort is completed sooner rather than later.

With that in mind, you’d think we are a loooong way off from ever creating those gravity-defying jetpacks that so many people used to think we’d have by today to help us fly instead of drive everywhere. However, you’d actually be dead wrong in assuming that. In actuality, there’s a consumer jetpack that is going to put onto the market called the Jetlev that will be available in just a few short weeks. Let me say that again: You will be able to fly—yes, FLY!—in just a few weeks if you so desire.

Now, of course, not everyone is going to be able to fly. For starters, you’re gonna need to dig deep into your pockets and find a spare $136,000 to purchase a Jetlev jetpack to get yourself off the ground. You’re also going to need to live near a large body of water, because the Jetlev is actually a water-powered device. It sucks up a large amount of water and then shoots it back down into the body of water that you are near, creating a powerful thrust that will be able to help you achieve speeds of up to 22mph. So you won’t exactly be breaking the sound barrier, but hey: You will be flying!

So, just for the record: A car that can prevent drunk driving? Eh, not yet. But, a jetpack that will let you fly over large bodies of water? Oh, it’s on. We’re not sure if we’ve got our priorities straight, but we may finally be seeing all those wild Jetsons fantasies we used to have coming true. Peep a demo of the device below:

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