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What’s trending: Flying cars & trolling

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When you daydreamed about the future, did the fantasy include flying cars? Now our kids just have to daydream about what kind of job they will get to be able to afford one. 

@ImTheQ says her son is already asking for one. When she told him they couldn't afford a $250,000 car, he was quiet while he considered the possibilities. Then, "with great decisiveness" he said, "When I grow up, I'm getting spy stuff on my car. You mark my words, flying cars are going to be a lot more affordable in the future." We hope so too, Omar. 

The car is going to make its big début at the New York Auto Show this week. Click here to find out more about the car from the people who invented it.

Today, people are also talking about a new angle on the debate between censoring the Internet and protecting people from harassment. A new Arizona law states it is unlawful for anyone to post messages with intent to "terrify, intimidate, threaten, harass, annoy or offend." The aim was to help people being harassed or stalked online, but critics are saying it applies to the whole web and it’s very easy to annoy and offend.

Lee DeBough posted an example in the comments section of the article. "I don't know about 'offend.' Any post about anything offends someone. Jesus saves. I just offended 20 million people."

Speaking of trolls, Samantha Brick learned the true meaning of the word after receiving thousands of emails, Facebook posts and tweets to her about an article she published in the Daily Mail. The title? "Why women hate me for being beautiful." Her name quickly became a worldwide trend as people responded. Ever wonder what it feels like to become Internet imfamous? She responded to the haters today

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