Maybe this will cut down on the "never/impossible/name-calling" pontification of some posters, and let everyone just savor ideas-come-true from science fiction.
A strange-looking working concept of this automobile/airplane. Although I love the idea of fly-where-you-can, and drive-everywhere-else.
MIT is working on a robotic plane that can land upright, at a 45 degree angle. This would make for easier take-offs and landings, and it may even be able one day to perch on power-lines to recharge.
"Ten Profound Innovations Ahead". These may still be on the drawing board, but many have companies or military entities working on them.
#9 - "Lightcraft" that could ride laser-produced explosions into the sky, to deliver passengers and cargo across the globe in an hour. ("Laser-produced explosions" for launching? Maybe this is a partial answer to help bring down launch-costs?)