With all the discouraging news we find in newspapers today, it’s fun to see a story about a dream come true. Today that story is about the demonstration of a jetpack–that comic book device to make individuals fly like a bird. Many of us remember seeing pictures of childhood superheroes lifting off from the ground and jetting off in pursuit of villains. What a sense of power! People have always longed to fly and they were not thinking of sitting jammed in a a 747, but rather of leaping alone and free into the air. Although the current model is not available to the general public, and though it has a long way to go before it becomes a practical transportation device, it does feed our dreams and make us think that perhaps at last that vision of flying across the countryside may become true–if not for us then perhaps our children or grandchildren. Dreams go on forever.
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