This was a real news story. I read about it eight years ago, and got all excited, but so far nothing’s come of it. Forget flying cars, I want a car that runs on urine.
That’s the aggravating thing about being interested in future technology. We hear about possible breakthroughs so early that by the time science and industry can work together to deliver on the promises, we’re bored with the very idea, and have moved on to something else. For example: there are three different high-quality virtual reality systems I could buy right now, but I’m far more interested in the augmented reality headset Microsoft is working on, which is completely unavailable and has a severely limited field of view.