I grew up on an island. Not just any island but an island only accessible by ferry boat. The ferry systems were run with no common sense and residents were often left waiting for HOURS to catch a ferry that was only a 15 minute ride to Seattle. There was no bridge to use as an option when the boats were down. The lines can get insane with no notice. This worked to my advantage when my high school job was a little coffee stand at the end of the dock. It was a total monopoly – the only place to walk to and the only thing to buy if you were waiting in line on the north end Vashon Ferry Dock (Best. High School. Job. Ever.).
When I’d get stuck in the ferry line, I bet I’m not the only one that sat there, looking longingly just 4 miles across the water at Seattle, wishing I had a jet pack. It would have solved so many problems for us islanders!
Since this was my day dream, I did not vizualize my jet pack to look like this
I envisioned something more like this
And now they have arrived. Real jet packs, just like we used to watch in Sci-fi movies about the future, are now a reality. A product of people with way too much money and time on there hands, these dudes in Dubai have thousands of hours in the air. This video is very cool and shot in 4k. If you watch it and have the bandwidth, I recommend checking the settings for the highest possible resolution. This video literally blew my mind.