> Thank You. You've admitted (maybe, conceded?) that much -at least.
I have never argued that the BTTF version was not a flying car.
> I'm going to guess you said that because it has wheels, and can drive on a road.
Among a few other nuances that don't matter, yes.
> And likewise, you say it ISN'T a car because it doesn't have wheels, and traveling on
> roads isn't possible.
Yes. And I will also admit that it does seem quite obtuse but it's the reasoning for my argument that matters (see my closing).
> Well, what if Doc Brown drove the DeLorean to a rough part of the neighborhood and
> the tires got jacked?
Then it couldn't fly anymore. If you look closely, while the forward propulsion comes out of the back of the vehicle, it's ability to overcome gravity seems to be coming from the wheels (which is why they rotate downward; operating concept not unlike the AV-8B or V-22)
> An example might be the Wheel. The 1st wheel was carved out of stone. By the time an
> inflatable, rubberized, doughnut shaped object came along.... An example of what
> you're doing/the way you're acting would be you stating that the newly rubberized,
> inflatable doughnut shaped object is NOT a wheel, simply because the traditional
> definition of a wheel is a doughnut shape carved out of a rock.
I get what you're saying, but not the best of examples. A wheel is still a wheel. It has the same function. It could be square for all I care. The rubber just made things more comfortable.
> Well, that's what you look like you're doing anyway. If you can't agree that a Jetson
> type of Hovering Transport Vehicle is a flying car (or just another TYPE of car),
> then at least understand why we think you appear to be so stubborn when sticking by
> your definition of what a car is.
Now, the entire argument from the beginning is that I said flying cars are real (they exist). That's it. Period.
Everything after that is in response to the relatively few people here who emphatically say that isn't true. They say it's a "Roadable Aicraft". I say now "Whatever. It's still a flying car". I'm glad you brought up the wheel thing since the square wheel actually sets my view firmer in stone. What you said about it actually explains what those people are saying, not what I've been saying. I really don't care if you classify the Jetson's thing as a flying car or not. Just concede that factual products that actually exist today, are as well, whether they meet your expectations and dreams or not.
I will be the last person to die in my lifetime.