Take the future by the wheel
Movies and TV shows have pushed our imaginations to accept some fantastic visions of the future. Yet even when watching a scene set tens or thousands of years in the future (or even a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, as in the scene at left from "Star Wars: Episode II") it seems to make perfect sense that the characters are driving cars. While some of these cars might look similar to ones we currently drive, they are much, much better. They’ve got doors that slide open and controls better suited to an airplane, or perhaps hidden away entirely. These cars can even fly. Click through our gallery to see the future of cars through the lens of pop culture.