The future is here

Its 2010, and we have Jet Packs now.

A man by the name of Glenn Martin has managed to create a jet pack that can reach 60mph and stay in the air for about 30 minutes without refuelling.

This is an astonishing achievement considering that efficiency was such a major problem with jet packs. Previous attempts have only been able to stay airborne  for about 2 minutes at a time.

30 minutes is not really a practical time to use jet packs for travel, but if I had enough money I would certainly get one for leisure.

Here’s a video of it in action:

How much does that look like something from a movie?

A company will soon start mas producing these and selling them for around £50,000. Which is relatively cheap considering that IT’S A JET PACK!!!

Maybe most of us still wont have enough cash to actually own one but the emergency services will almost certainly be using them.

All this means that it won’t be too long before we’re walking down the streets and we’ll see these things whizzing past.

They can also achieve an altitude of 7,800 ft and come equipped with a parachute in case something goes wrong.

For the sake of pedantry I had better acknowledge that it’s not technically a Jet Pack as it uses fans rather than jet engines. But come on, that’s just silly. The engines would burn your feet off.