Las Vegas: The future I was promised

Back to last week. They have a monorail in Las Vegas. It’s an expensive and bankrupt boondoggle, as these things often turn out to be, but it’s there. I got a chance last week to take a quick ride. Here’s the northern end of the monorail as it passes beneath the Stratosphere Casino’s space needle:

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Seeing those two very dated visions of tomorrow together made me, I don’t know, a little misty-eyed. We’re not going to get our jet packs or our flying cars anytime soon. But we can have a little bit of monorail.