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Bloomberg Businessweek reports that Google co-founder and Alphabet CEO Larry Page has secretly spent more than $100 million of his own money to develop flying cars. The company doing the work, Zee.Aero, now employs close to 150 people, and apparently the dream is already a physical reality. Bloomberg says there are now two electric-powered prototype aircrafts in a hanger near Zee.Aero's Mountain View, CA base, both of which are taking regular test flights.

Bloomberg says that "flying cars, of course, are ridiculous" and that "lone-wolf inventors have tried to build them for decades, with little to show for their efforts." But Larry Page is no lone wolf: he's a billionaire who can fund the most cutting-edge technology on the planet.

Additionally, NASA engineer Mark Moore told Bloomberg a "self-flying aircraft is so much easier than what the auto companies are trying to do with self-driving cars."

The challenges in terms of design, technology, safety, and regulation are Everest-sized. Can Page make his flying car dream a reality? Or is he just another Musk-style rich guy who watched too many Jetsons episodes?

 #FyingCars4Real or #FlyingCarsNoWay? What do you think?

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Flying cars! Can Google's Larry Page succeed where so many have failed?
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A festive crown for the winner
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