Remember envisioning a future where everyone was flying around in their own flying car under their own control? Yeah that's not going to happen.
HOWEVER, I do believe that we will see the skies filled with autonomous flying "drone cars". Out of the hands of commuter's control.
- 5 years from now - It won't be uncommon to see autonomous semi trucks and some autonomous passenger vehicles on the freeways.
- 15 years from now - You will be able to call in, ride in, and get dropped off by an autonomous road car serving as a taxi service. No more car ownership needed.
- 50 years from now - same thing will be available, but with commuter distance flying option as well.
That's my uneducated prediction anyhow