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Where's My Jetpack? Poster by PaulSizer Where's My Jetpack? Poster by PaulSizer
A final poster for 2009, asking an important question of the coming year.

2009 was a great art year for me, many cool things moved forward, and much of that happened right here on DeviantArt. But at the same time, one mustn't become stagnant with creativity. I spent this year adding to my foundation of skills, sharpening my tools and honing my techniques, all the while trying out new and different approaches to ideas in my head. Now I have to move forward, get better, stay hungry and put those skills to work. From my postings here I've gotten many freelance jobs from big companies and clients, and while that's awesome, it just means I need to demand more of myself, and not get lazy or predictable in my creative work.

So yes, I do think it's valid to ask where are the flying cars and jetpacks the "future" promised, but at the same time, if you really want cool things, part of the responsibility for making them happen lies with you. If you wait for the future to happen to you, you'll be waiting a long time. Make 2010 a year to Make New Stuff, no matter what you do or how you work.

Happy holidays, and here's to 2010. The beginning of the future!

Pencils/Inks: MangaStudio EX 3.0
Color: PhotoShop CS2
Type/Design: Freehand MX
Model: Caroline (Dorkmuffin)
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:iconmorbiusx33:
morbiusx33 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014
Jetpack America: This is about the best anyone can do for sustained "jetpack" flight but only over water. Has many limitations but at least you can fly...

Downside: Not a lot of freedom of travel... You need a crew, a motorboat, and it requires a long hose line (and powerful jet pump) to feed the H20 propellant. Also, you won't be able to wear a tuxedo like James Bond and drop in on friends—well, you can but you'll look like the cat dragged you in—swimwear fashions only. (Now if you friends live along the waterfront, then sure, why not?)


Upside: No FAA pilot's certificate required. It's safe to fly with nearly unlimited time in the air with flights up to 30 feet in altitude. Test flights are available in New Jersey, Florida, Nevada, and California and range from $170-$250 plus for 30 minutes, including 10 minutes of flight instruction.

You can purchase your own, complete one-person jetpack kit for around $10,000.

See link:


www.jetpackamerica.com/
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:iconpaulsizer:
PaulSizer Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconhergman:
Hergman Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013
almost forgot
here is your mass consumption jetpack en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Jet…
and your hoverboard en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Fly…
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:iconhergman:
Hergman Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013
flying car right here mashable.com/2013/08/28/terraf…

though its more a plane that can be used as a car
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:iconsteamhead1880:
SteamHead1880 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I KNOW, RIGHT!!!!!
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:icondeveboo:
devEboo Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
Well it's 2013!! Happy New Year!! No Jet pack, no anti gravity cars or boards, no non fossil fuel airplanes or transports, no moving sidewalks, no multi-layered cityscapes, and no motha fuckin replicators. A group of elites conspired to keep the dreams from becoming reality and making old tech wealthy. We've had the technology and the vision to use it, just check out Japan. There's no hope without the dream so let's keep dreaming. :-) Oh and I love the poster Bro. Thanks.
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:iconpaulsizer:
PaulSizer Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Much appreciated!
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:icondeveboo:
devEboo Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
Yeah. I caused a teacher to meltdown in grade 8 with my persistent Q& A on the lies my Generation was told about the floating cars and yes, jet packs. the jet packs we got but the floating cars and clean glass cities WTF!!. Anyho, I likey. Thanks again Paul.
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:iconpaulsizer:
PaulSizer Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
No problem! : )
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:iconzleunamme:
Zleunamme Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012   Digital Artist
What I like about this is that it works as social commentary. People in general want instant gratification and have a sense of entitlement. Wanting something for nothing. I agree with your statement of avoiding complacency and motivating self to work harder. This is pretty awesome.
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:iconpaulsizer:
PaulSizer Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks; I never got anything I really wanted by sitting around whining for it. So this poster is for me also!
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:iconkcv7129:
KCV7129 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Bwahaha, awesome.
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:iconmostlymade:
mostlymade Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011  Professional General Artist
Here's your jet pack:
[link]
Better start saving up....
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:iconpaulsizer:
PaulSizer Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Heh. Thanks for the tip!
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:iconbeautyofgames:
BeautyofGames Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011
How funny is that! Great idea!
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:icona-spirit-of-roses:
A-Spirit-of-Roses Featured By Owner May 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
And this poster also holds true for 2011. Seriously...we can build them. We have the technology. So what's stopping us? Government? Economics? Resources?
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:icondmcn88:
dmcn88 Featured By Owner May 19, 2011
The problem imo relies on the power source. We really cannot count on fossil fuels for these kind of devices because they are consumed easily through combustion and you can't really 'wear' tons and tons of fuel on your back. And quite honestly, these machines are more useful and entertaining if we want to use them for hours rather than minutes (or seconds!!). What about atomic energy? Well I don't see that happening either, having a huge and heavy 'mini-reactor' packed on our backs. Maybe the answer could be in nanotechnology, using it to build piece by piece (or atom by atom) a nuclear battery. It might be just a fantasy, but imagine if most of our machines and reactors could be constructed in a small scale which didn't require a lot of resources but could still deliver the same work/energy like their large scale counterparts? That is my answer to a lot of these technologies that require tremendous amounts of energy.

About the political and economical stuff, yes unfortunatelly they are an issue, like in most things, they are preventing progress.
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:iconpaulsizer:
PaulSizer Featured By Owner May 16, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Keep asking those questions, someone will know! Thanks.
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:iconmostlymade:
mostlymade Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011  Professional General Artist
HERE's your jetpack! Only $75,000!
[link]
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:iconpaulsizer:
PaulSizer Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
EXCELLENT. Let me get my checkbook... : )
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:iconnazeroth:
Nazeroth Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011
There ya go. [link] SFW
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:iconberstarke:
Berstarke Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011  Student Interface Designer
I'm so glad I managed to find this picture again. Kudos.
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:iconpaulsizer:
PaulSizer Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Glad you found it!
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:iconmetalphile:
metalphile Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
too true
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:iconsharkie222:
sharkie222 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010
I was just thinking this yesterday... :)
Awesome drawing too. Love that 'ray' effect, or whatever it's called.
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:iconpaulsizer:
PaulSizer Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
That's what I call it!
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:iconrunejin:
runejin Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010
Amen to that. I think the problem is that there are too many greedy dirt-bags (OPEC, Telecommunication Industry, Wall Street Bankers, etcc...) that keep hogging up vast amounts of resources for profit and force consumers to live with outdated products; instead of investing in R&D for more innovative and creative products for the future. My point is: Greedy Turds Suck!!
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:iconpaulsizer:
PaulSizer Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah! Boo Greedy Turds! : )
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:iconharris2300:
Harris2300 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010
I'm sure we'd all love to have our own jetpacks right about now. Too bad most of them will only give you about 20-30 seconds of flight time until their hydrogen peroxide propellant runs out, and Yves Rossy's pack that he used to cross the English channel is one-of-a-kind. He was approached by impressed military personal who wanted him to design one for practical use in the field but her rightfully turned them down. He's got good integrity as a flight enthusiast.
Then there's the problem government regulators have with people becoming flying torpedoes. Current technology makes jetpacks extremely impractical. I could imagine that some time in the future the tech would improve to where it is doable and I'd be more than happy to take to the air.
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:iconpi3kielny:
pi3kielny Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010
[link] <-here You go :)
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:iconpaulsizer:
PaulSizer Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Yay, there's Christmas solved for me!
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:iconhovs:
Hovs Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2010
Very neat! I'm reminded of the Scottish indie band 'We Were Promised Jetpacks'
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:iconpietroigor:
Pietroigor Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2010
Nice picture!
Technically, you could already have a jetpack...
But prices aren't cheap, and they fly for a very, very limited period of time!
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:iconpaulsizer:
PaulSizer Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I know, I just want to have the "Honey, I'm taking the jetpack to work today" strap it on and go version, but still...

Thanks!
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:iconpietroigor:
Pietroigor Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2010
You're welcome...
:D
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:iconrocket-soda:
rocket-soda Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010   Digital Artist
Love the hair and color palette, awesome work! and I agree. WHERE THE DICKENS IS MY JETPACK
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:iconpaulsizer:
PaulSizer Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Right next to your flying car and laser pistol, right?
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:iconrocket-soda:
rocket-soda Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010   Digital Artist
OH YES. That's where I put it xD
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:iconangelicsyd9:
angelicsyd9 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010
that is awsome!
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:iconmisscandykane:
MissCandyKane Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010
lmao I FEEL YOU!!!! I love this
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:iconpaulsizer:
PaulSizer Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Good to hear, thanks for the design love!
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:iconadmiral-squee:
admiral-squee Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010
I have been asking the same question for 10 years...
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:iconpencil4artists:
Pencil4artists Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2010  Student Photographer
i LOVE it
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:iconsilent-red:
silent-red Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009
Screw the jetpack! Where my flying car?! ;)
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:iconpaulsizer:
PaulSizer Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Right on!
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:iconcthu:
cthu Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009
Nice.
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:iconwhyareyouhere:
whyareyouhere Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2009
Scientist: "But, but...we made your ipod and phone so small and compact...we even put them together for you...isn't that enough?! *Sob Sob*" lol XD

Seriously, all the COOL STUFF seems just out of reach sometimes. Oh well, I think I can get by with a ladder until it's invented. XD
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:iconthescarletprophecy:
TheScarletProphecy Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I like that, I have a few projects I have been dragging my healz on and just that little bit helps to motivate me to not only get it done, but surpass my expectations. But I do have to say one thing, I hope someday I can become as self motivated as you. Or at least as you sound to be. :)
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:iconnayruasukei:
nayruasukei Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2009  Student General Artist
Saying "Twenty-ten" = Future.
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:iconsurrealindecisions:
SurrealIndecisions Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2009
That message is pretty inspiring actually.
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