Retro Tech: Flying Cars

No matter what year, the idea of flying vehicles helps cement our sense of when the future begins. I’m taking a look at everything flying - from cars to skateboards - and seeing where the tech currently stands. I also look at some classic old toys with comedian Michael Ian Black.
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  1. Jay NW

    Jay NW

    天 前

    hoverboards in 3042

  2. Jay NW

    Jay NW

    天 前

    Flying scooter Would crush That fake unicycle

  3. Phil Sheppard

    Phil Sheppard

    4 天 前

    You missed a chance to play with Green Screens there.

  4. Shawn Renaud

    Shawn Renaud

    5 天 前

    I almost made it to the 10 minute mark.

    • Marques Brownlee

      Marques Brownlee

      4 天 前

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  5. tihi


    7 天 前

    Flying cars in the way imagined never existed. There were flying cars with removable wings and propellor

  6. Azza Rikona

    Azza Rikona

    7 天 前

    instant thumbs down for making the older generation look like they are stupid , my 60 year old grandmother taught her self how to build her own reballing machine and then she took out both the cpu and gpu and upgraded them . they would work properly so she unlocked the bios and changed some things v. got a couple of extra parts and 3 weeks later my laptop is now running a upgraded cpu and gpu . love you gran and thanks

  7. NCTech


    10 天 前


  8. 2ShiftyForU


    13 天 前

    12:00 the not so exaggerated swagger of a black teenager

  9. DrummerGirl423


    14 天 前

    Loomo is adorable

  10. DrummerGirl423


    14 天 前

    Why wouldnt they use a gas powered car that weighs half what a tesla does bc no dense battery panels? Isnt weight like super important in aerodynamics?

  11. Steve Anderson

    Steve Anderson

    16 天 前

    If it's a flying car, do you need a pilot's license?

  12. Dr Amit Pandey

    Dr Amit Pandey

    20 天 前

    I guess flying cars are still not mainstream because the bigger necessity of the present is to shift from fossil fuel and CO2 emissions rather than decongest traffic by taking to the air. Once we solve this problem in the next 30 years, maybe flying cars would be the new normal.

  13. dmulvey2


    20 天 前

    Imagine the job of an air traffic controller. Consider how normal it is to see a car accident now translate that to several thousand pounds regularly plummeting from the sky in urban areas. These are the reasons there will never be flying cars even if everything else became practical.

  14. Who Are you

    Who Are you

    23 天 前


  15. Quantum Information

    Quantum Information

    23 天 前

    tesla should do flying car.

  16. Quantum Information

    Quantum Information

    23 天 前

    i just want to fly like you man in the end!

  17. Stanks


    25 天 前

    This is retro?

  18. Souvik Mukherjee

    Souvik Mukherjee

    26 天 前

    MKBHD is definitely dope!

  19. John Casares

    John Casares

    28 天 前

    … mans just stole dope or nope

  20. Rolando Ruiz

    Rolando Ruiz

    个月 前

    Maybe you should've interviewed the guys who invented the magnetic hoverboard.

  21. Rolando Ruiz

    Rolando Ruiz

    个月 前

    Segways and their ilk are to me basically electrified skateboards.

  22. Rolando Ruiz

    Rolando Ruiz

    个月 前

    They're Segways and their ilk are not hover boards.

  23. Rolando Ruiz

    Rolando Ruiz

    个月 前

    Let's not forget the Masked Riders. 🤤

  24. Nthateng Moetapele

    Nthateng Moetapele

    个月 前

    Tony Stark has figured out the hovering tech. Why not ask Miss Potts😆😆?

  25. Abhay M

    Abhay M

    个月 前

    Howerboard was actually maded by hacksmith industries ... Y dont you include or mentioned it.. In video

  26. J Ho

    J Ho

    个月 前

    You talked about hoverboards, but totally left out and disregarded the Lexus hoverboard from 5 years ago. Come on!

  27. Nilay Maiti

    Nilay Maiti

    个月 前

    thanks to Flipkart supercoins ...

  28. rama nikada

    rama nikada

    个月 前

    at least editor can make you fly

  29. Jab John

    Jab John

    个月 前

    Also isn’t a flying car just a budget plane

  30. Jab John

    Jab John

    个月 前

    In 2121 a new retro tech episode will come out for flying cars

  31. Elinore Dominic

    Elinore Dominic

    个月 前

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  32. Mojito - موهيتو

    Mojito - موهيتو

    个月 前

    I’ve gotta say it The first season was far superior 😞

  33. Christopher Chettiar

    Christopher Chettiar

    个月 前

    it's just my thoughts to see in the next season like first smartphone, the projector and the age of tv the radio

  34. Donovan Delaney

    Donovan Delaney

    个月 前

    That man and that lady are racist. It was not Americans that came up with the flying car. It was humans.

  35. Tejasvi Murmu

    Tejasvi Murmu

    个月 前

    This car is in back to the future movies series. Name DMC 😅

  36. Daveed Wells

    Daveed Wells

    个月 前

    That great

  37. Ravi Kumar Yadav

    Ravi Kumar Yadav

    个月 前

    super gadgets

  38. Oliver Marsh

    Oliver Marsh

    个月 前

    Looks like the green goblin from spiderman

  39. Louis Antonio

    Louis Antonio

    个月 前

    So instead of Back to the Future 2, we can be Green Goblin from Spiderman instead; got it.

  40. Matias


    个月 前


  41. hallo


    个月 前

    we have gliders

  42. User495739207420


    个月 前

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  43. Martin Rogers

    Martin Rogers

    个月 前

    Retro Tech is a great concept for content. Do a minidisk one?

  44. Matthias Öller

    Matthias Öller

    个月 前

    Great knowledge

  45. Darren Gaming ꪜ

    Darren Gaming ꪜ

    个月 前


  46. khan Rizwan

    khan Rizwan

    个月 前

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    Rafael Valentin

    个月 前

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    个月 前

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  49. Hank Dadank

    Hank Dadank

    个月 前

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  50. Parth Dickson

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    个月 前

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  51. Estevez Halivud

    Estevez Halivud

    2 个月 前

    that last flying board would be helpful for firefighters, and many others, like at an accident on the crowded highway, or city. Where helicopter would be unapplicable.

  52. Yash Kawdiya

    Yash Kawdiya

    2 个月 前

    Hey Marques, How about make a video on Microsoft's HOLO Lens, I find it DOPE !

  53. Gerardo Aguero

    Gerardo Aguero

    2 个月 前

    I think that to create flying cars and skateboards you need a new technology that we still do not know, such as anti-gravity materials. As for propulsion, gas or fuel take up a lot of space and are expensive. NASA will surely discover these technologies one day and apply them to everyday life like many other inventions.

  54. Pauline Young

    Pauline Young

    2 个月 前

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  55. Juan Arango

    Juan Arango

    2 个月 前

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  56. Ukid111


    2 个月 前


  57. retrovideogamejunkie


    2 个月 前

    I appreciate when people say "this thing happens in the united states'" and " America" ... I know you hate me saying america is a continent n not a country, but this thing is literally thing which happens only in USA. It is like saying Asia for just Japan.

  58. EYO ThirdEH

    EYO ThirdEH

    2 个月 前

    but of course the cons of having flying cars is can't skrrt skrrt drift drift if you know what im saying

  59. 2011Kestrel


    2 个月 前

    Take a good look at everyone driving, or failing to do so. Now put them hundreds, maybe thousands of feet in the air. These things would have to be 100% automated, and even then the chance of catastrophic failure, the horrible inefficiency, the probable threat to wildlife (I’ve hit birds with my ground-loving truck), would make flying cars such a bad thing. While I’m all for flying emergency response vehicles, I NEVER want to see flying cars.

  60. Nirav Parmar

    Nirav Parmar

    2 个月 前

    Lummo is the star of this show

  61. Sam Bowen

    Sam Bowen

    2 个月 前

    That hoverboard drone at the end was pretty fun looking! I was a little disappointed that the Mollar M400 Skycar wasn't in this episode. They were pretty close for a while but seemed that insurance and regulatory concerns were an issue. Or at least I think that's what the company was saying anyway.

  62. OcelotMx5


    2 个月 前

    How did I know it was a segway.

  63. DEEZ


    2 个月 前

    Search up cityHawk they r making a flying car I think

  64. Western Ohio Interurban History

    Western Ohio Interurban History

    2 个月 前

    yeah flying cars are just airplanes

  65. Drew Robinson

    Drew Robinson

    2 个月 前

    I feel like they could have shown so much more future tech that actually flies! What about the jet packs? What about actual futuristic personal sized helicopters or planes?! I feel like half this episode was on the hoverboard and segways.

  66. Alan Ho

    Alan Ho

    2 个月 前

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  67. Marcus Coelho

    Marcus Coelho

    2 个月 前

    Essa m e só em inglês? F...

  68. monstermister


    2 个月 前

    Interesting, but this episode should have been labeled "Retro Tech: hover boards". There was no coverage of the companies that are poised to bring drone-like flying cars to market, what that experience will be like, is it a trend that will continue to evolve, and in what ways.

  69. Antony John Berchmens

    Antony John Berchmens

    2 个月 前

    It's awesome

  70. DarthTensor


    2 个月 前

    This proves why dogefather Elon is not working on flying cars

  71. Science Only

    Science Only

    2 个月 前

    OMG, can we do away with propellers? I mean the whole point of a flying car is one without wings or propellers. Like the stuff we see in Star Trek or Back to the Future. I really believe that electrostatic levitation and propulsion will be the kind of levitation we're all looking for. Instead of building propeller lifting vehicles, focus all efforts on making a superconductor higher than room temperature and a better battery or energy device, like Mr. Fusion. The International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) will, if things go according to plan, move one step closer to becoming the world’s first functioning nuclear fusion reactor this summer when scientists conduct its inaugural test runs. Then when the technology is better understood, we'll have smaller ones that can run our flying cars. Superconductors, fusion, force Fields, gravity generators, and energy weapons. Then we can start mining asteroids and colonizing planets. All's we'll have to worry about is drunk drivers and terrorists unless flying is automated. I believe all driving and flying needs to be automated to prevent accidents. Drunks, terrorists, old people, distracted driving, and falling asleep at the wheel could all be avoided with automated driving.

  72. Reynard Crescenzo

    Reynard Crescenzo

    2 个月 前

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  73. Michael Fox

    Michael Fox

    2 个月 前

    I've heard Elon Musk is trying to create a flying tesla

  74. Rebel 00

    Rebel 00

    2 个月 前

    Marques i am avid subscriber to your channel you are brilliant.. from one broda to another, 1.why dont we have flying cars and all other technology that we were promised.. its a simple answer, That technology was already made and the people who made it look like you.. Know is a racial issue yes, is it an economics issue yes, is it an issue where people will get to see what is really going on over and under their noses yes.. 2.Its all of the above its not a conspiracy theory its not even my opinion its a fact.. The pyramids in Giza and other pyramids built through out the world have that the quote unquote genius of MIT and other institution have they explained it NO. 3.If you want flying cars you have to work with nature, and the earth magnetic grids... But Marques, and their is always a butt, that will mean that we have free flowing energy coming from the earth.. 4.Marques you and everyone else has energy emitting from that why body language can be interpreted without someone asking you what is wrong.. 5. Its all about energy and who controls it its simple as that.. simplicity is the key of everliving.. 6. You Marques Brownlee are the technology... and yes I went their aren't you looking for the future...

  75. Lord Ludicrous

    Lord Ludicrous

    2 个月 前

    Flying car: 1.6 megawatts U.S Naval Destroyer: Am I a joke to you

  76. King David

    King David

    2 个月 前

    If you can imagine it there’s a way

  77. turn games

    turn games

    2 个月 前

    this is badless

  78. Christopher Finn

    Christopher Finn

    2 个月 前

    This could have been way more comprehensive. It was really great but I've seen a bunch of little personal flying drone things that you can sit inside of and they didn't bring that up at all. That's way closer to a flying car than the very last thing which I think was called a hoverboard. That was basically just a drone that you stand on but it's a far cry from a flying car. I've seen a bunch of those flying cars at like CES and if it wasn't for the safety concerns I think we would all have them and even may have them soon.

  79. Christopher Finn

    Christopher Finn

    2 个月 前

    Worst thing about Loomo is that awful wimpy ass voice. Sounds like Bronson Pinchot in Beverly Hills Cop.

  80. szewei1985


    2 个月 前

    Haha this is dam fun

  81. N6N9


    2 个月 前

    okay green goblin can become a reality now

  82. jesse morse

    jesse morse

    2 个月 前

    I was so exited when I heard there was going to be a hover board then it had wheels on it

  83. Neil McCue

    Neil McCue

    2 个月 前

    I don’t trust anything with propellers as IMO it’s just a slice and dice waiting to happen.

  84. Krisyan Nuruha

    Krisyan Nuruha

    2 个月 前

    Our bottleneck right now is energy. Our technology is developed really fast but our energy efficiency is not. We have technology for flying car, but our energy solution can't support it more than just few minutes and make it not usable for anything than have fun

  85. FhargaZ


    2 个月 前

    18:!5 a deadly world 🤕, you need to win for your enclave or it will be vaporized!!!

  86. Xinye Yang

    Xinye Yang

    2 个月 前

    Only CNglobal premium membership owner can watch this 🤣

  87. Khenti Khan

    Khenti Khan

    2 个月 前

    I'd preferred a show more scientifically focused on the tech that could actually get us there. For instance a high temperature super conductor could lift in conditions we could efficiently create in a vacuum.

    • Khenti Khan

      Khenti Khan

      2 个月 前

      Essentially a flying car, floating ice cream stand or whatever. But I get it. It's for the not so informed.

  88. User unknowns RB

    User unknowns RB

    2 个月 前

    The hoverboard at the end reminds me of the green goblins snowboard in spider man 1😂

  89. heretic124


    2 个月 前

    I really hate the production here. This is not MKBHD series. This is series with MKBHD. The music is annoying. Who the fuck are the guests and why aren't there any engineers? Comedian?! Why would I listen to "expert opinion" on flying cars from comedian? Why is this show made like a TV pseudo-documentary? This is CNglobal! I came here to escape from dumb TV shows! Why are you making more of them?!

  90. Kashish Tanwer

    Kashish Tanwer

    2 个月 前

    poisson's spot behind 1.6 MEGAWATTS OF POWER ? 6:20

  91. CaptainChris


    2 个月 前

    Are you gonna forget you have CNglobal premium?

  92. Nog Nacho

    Nog Nacho

    2 个月 前

    So if these become real, will people have to fly at a lower level than an airplane or like, would everyone have to learn air traffic signals and shit?

  93. Siddhartha Shankar Dey

    Siddhartha Shankar Dey

    2 个月 前

    Glassmorphism Intro please

  94. Random GBL SFS

    Random GBL SFS

    2 个月 前

    Title : Flying cars Video : Hover board

  95. 雪鷹魚 | 英語培訓的領航者

    雪鷹魚 | 英語培訓的領航者

    2 个月 前

    12:45 - Well put my man.

  96. 雪鷹魚 | 英語培訓的領航者

    雪鷹魚 | 英語培訓的領航者

    2 个月 前

    Love it when you do awesome art like this instead of woke stuff.

  97. michael ellams

    michael ellams

    2 个月 前

    Man I hope we never have flying cars in my lifetime there are enough bad drivers on land imagine how bad they would be in the air.

  98. Saheel Mhatre

    Saheel Mhatre

    2 个月 前

    what if we fit roads and boards with opposite set of magnets like those hyperloop trains but on a smaller scale.

  99. Omar Correa

    Omar Correa

    2 个月 前

    I think the title of this video should have been Retro Tech: Hover Boards

  100. UnderTwoMinutes


    2 个月 前

    So let me get this straight, we just watched a 20-minute video just to say that helicopters exist?