You can stop bitching about how it's 2015 and you don't have a jetpack yet, because we're all gonna be getting them by 2017! Hooray! Yes, they'll probably be really expensive and only like, uber rich billionaires will be able to afford them, but if you're a super villain in-training, start saving up.
A Chinese investor has invested what can only be a shitload of money in New Zealand's Martin Aircraft Company to develop a consumer-ready jetpack for release in 2017. Unlike the water-propelled jetpacks, this one can fly over land for up to 30 minutes and carry 264 pounds of weight. It's pretty bulky and looks more like a flying chair that Professor X would cruise around in than your Rocketeer-styled jetpacks, but the important thing here is that flying shit is finally real!
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