Flying cars may be inevitable, but they are also unecessary. Companies like Terrafugia are working toward providing a practical solution to long commutes and endless traffic jams. While flying cars will enable passengers to take off vertically and fly directly to their destination, they won't enable total human freedom. Matt McFarland writes in the Washington Post that while long commutes are annoying, climate change is worse, which flying cars won't help assuage. In fact, more cars will burn more fuel, which is worse for the environment.
Flying cars are a welcome future. Uber and other companies are working toward making on-demand aviation, also called "small vertical take off and landing crafts," a reality. The purpose, writes Darrell Etherington of TechCrunch, is to make it easier and more convenient for travelers who want to get around between and within cities by offering the possibility to summon on-demand flying transportation. Eventually, flying cars will shorten commutes and promote ridesharing, thus minimizing traffic, which will increase the quality of life.