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Renderings reveal how failed designs from the past may have looked if they were made today

Added 12-07-19 09:14:02am EST - “A company commissioned artistic renderings of flying car patents from the past 100 years, and they show how people's ideas about design have changed.” - Businessinsider.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Businessinsider.com: “Renderings reveal how failed designs from the past may have looked if they were made today”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

"Blade Runner" predicted that in 2019 we'd zoom around Los Angeles in flying cars, but that hasn't quite worked out. Although this forecast hasn't manifested in actual vehicles beyond basic prototypes, there's been no shortage of optimistic inventors eager to throw together their own designs. 

Scottish leasing comparison startup LeaseFetcher charged creative studio NeoMam with the task of bringing patent sketches to life with realistic renderings. The patents span from nearly 100 years ago in 1921 to as recently as 2016.

Flying cars no longer seem like the clear vision of the future that they once were. Waymo, Uber, Tesla, and other companies have instead turned their efforts towards self-driving technology, but these renderings offer a look at how people in the past envisioned the future. Scroll to see drawings from patents, and how designers rendered them.

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