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Loscon 38 sci-fi convention asks, where's our flying car? Dale Hoppert answers.




LA looks futuristic in this 1971 view looking southwest from 1st Street and Grand Avenue, showing Bunker Hill yet to be completely redeveloped, but the Bunker Hill Towers and Union Bank can be seen.
LA looks futuristic in this 1971 view looking southwest from 1st Street and Grand Avenue, showing Bunker Hill yet to be completely redeveloped, but the Bunker Hill Towers and Union Bank can be seen.
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Nov 25-27, the LA Science Fantasy Society runs Loscon 38, the annual sci-fi convention. The topic this year is something that's been on Commentator Dale Hoppert's mind for some time. Where's my flying car and my robot pal. In other words, what happened to the future we were promised?