For example, in the Automotive sector the essential elements of the current futurist goals will remain. But the current “science fiction” aspects will be abandoned, to develop products that are more suitable for men and the environment (and therefore effectively marketable).
The example of flying cars and self-driving cars shows us (or will show in the future to people today not able to understand) how their current conception derives, among other things, from a myopic vision of the progress of man.
In the future it will be clear that today in this case there is an error in the assessment of the innovation typical of the non-disruptive mentality: a problem is identified, and instead of trying to understand how it can be solved at the root – at the level of the causes – we try to solve it at the level of the effects.
For example, in the case of flying cars – already operating as taxis in the futurist contexts of Arab cities – we try to solve the problem of urban traffic congestion with hyper-technological solutions.
That is naively trying to solve the problem of unsustainability of the current elements of urban traffic, introducing elements that are most unsustainable – think of a future urban traffic with a strong component of flying car from the point of view of costs, safety, environmental sustainability, etc. …
More generally, the naive aspect of the current market, is in wanting to solve problems with the same elements that have produced these problems.
An example of alternative orientation compared to the current one, is represented by a new generation of City Vehicle, which makes the concept of self-driving (and also that of Flying Car) sustainable.
As illustrated in the LiteMotive project, there will be very small and light City Vehicles with self-driving functions in the absence of passengers (for the positioning of the car park, or for the redistribution of the fleet within the City). < see “ “LiteMotive: the new future of Mobility”” >
The same micro-vehicles from the city can be inserted in a very light wing structure, becoming flying for the extra-urban routes.