Watch The Godfather of Flying Cars Paul Moller Give His Ted Talk

Paul Moller

Pursuing one thing for over four decades relentlessly without ceasing, with enthusiasm in some way is a mark of a genious. This means you go from one failure to the next without losing your verve for the vision you pursue. The jury’s still out there for Paul Moller, however we can all agree on his dogged determination to take cars to the skies. We have had cars get off the ground but not in quite the same visionary way Paul Moller would like. You can take a look at the Aston Martin Vanquish as it’s airlifted in the Dubai skyline here.

His Story

The Canadian born Paul Moller has spent a vast fortune of $ 100 million on getting our car’s off the ground. Spending over fourty decades chasing a dream is no mean feat, and in the process going bankrupt a couple of times isn’t an easy pill to swallow. However, Paul Moller has bared the brunt of his toil and we are still waiting on the fruits of his life’s work.

The Skycar

The Skycar seems to be the biggest modern day hope for flying cars. However, we are still waiting on Paul Moller to deliver the goods here, as he has kept us waiting for far too long. The video below was made in 2004, and he made it clear that the car is closing in on its release date. With the Skycar having preorders all the way back to the 90s, it has been a long and continuing wait.

His Inspiration

Paul Moller talks of his difficulty going to school through the winter as a kid in a rural part of Canada. He then found some humming birds trapped in one of his family home’s shed. He found that they had worn themselves out trying to go through the window. He then caught them easily and released them outside his shed where they flew away with relative ease. Upon, their departure he said to himself that this would be a nice way to get to school.

Watch below as Paul Moller gives an inspirational Ted Talk about flying cars:

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