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Its got handles on its shoulders, stirrups on its hips and a seat sticking out of its ass. The controls are in the handles and work the same as the Segway. You're never too old to enjoy a piggyback ride, and unlike your dad, the Piggyback-Bot never has a backache and is willing to take you all the way
down to the corner store for ice cream.
Halfbakery: Riding on the Shoulders of Giants
This idea is foreshadowed in the annotations to the linked one. [jutta, Dec 14 2004]
||I'm nominating Piggyback-Bot street racing scenes for most important futuristic detail that didn't make it into "I, Robot".
||Anything that reminds me of what life was like before all this growing up rubbish.