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« on: August 30, 2014, 09:08:32 PM »

A) Where is my Interocitor?



B) And more importantly, where is my flying automobile?

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« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2014, 11:58:20 PM »

I agree-where the f**k is my flying f**king car???
I usta read Popular Mechanics when I was a kid-we are supposed  to have flying cars! And robot butlers and Rosie the Robot maids!
s**t aint right.
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« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2014, 06:28:55 AM »

We were supposed to have jetpacks too!



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« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2014, 08:38:07 PM »

Jetpaks exist.  Just not very widely available.

Flying cars, well... That's a while away yet.

But not many people forsaw things like the iPad.

I was watching Zardoz (1974) a while ago, and one of the devices depicted was a ring that was linked to a central computer.  You could ask the ring anything and it would give information.  Sean Connery's barbarian character was pointing the ring at flowers and other objects and the ring told him whatever he wanted to know. 

I was thinking how wonderful it would be to have something like that, when I suddenly realized that we already have a form of this.  It's a smartphone.  With internet access, we can query anything we want from directions to a restaurant to obscure political movements.  We are already connected to a gigantic database of information that we can access anywhere that our smartphones have internet.  And that's a promise from scifi that is already being fulfilled.

Mind you, Blade Runner (1982) is set in 2019.  I don't think we are five years away from replicants or off world colonies.
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« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2014, 09:14:38 PM »

I'm told we now have video telephony, though I've never actually seen anyone use it, & no one will use it with me, despite how handsome I am...

Why haven't we run out of gasoline yet? And why do children still know what it is?
Where are the discount day & weekend trips to the moon?
Why aren't all the bugs & animals wearing respirators?
And, Why aren't we all wearing matching white & sliver lame jumpsuits with blue duty belts?
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« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2014, 09:32:46 PM »

Colonies on the moon, Mars, or the moons of Jupiter and Saturn - those are the biggest things we haven't achieved yet from sci-fi movies IMO. Also frequent space travel between planets within our universe and elsewhere.

The Star Trek food replicator is a biggie, also the idea that all food would be in pill form nowadays...of course that was always ridiculous.
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« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2014, 09:44:52 PM »

This thread is making me sad, all the things media promissed me as a kid and I have almost none of it.

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If nothing else it's only 3 more years until I can tell my wife I want a Cherry for my birthday.


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« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2014, 09:55:36 PM »

I agree-where the f**k is my flying f**king car???
I usta read Popular Mechanics when I was a kid-we are supposed  to have flying cars! And robot butlers and Rosie the Robot maids!
s**t aint right.
The promise of computers has boiled down to Facebook-and Dick Tracy's two way wrist radio is a thing for kids to do "selfies"-I hate that word and the conceited concept of it. Hatred
Where the f**k is your flying mind?  BounceGiggle  Just kidding.  I am a dinosaur after all. 
I still carry no cell phone or any kind of device, smart or otherwise.   Smile
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« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2014, 10:12:11 PM »

way back in the late 1970s & early 1980s, I was told we'd all be on the metric system by now...

I've noticed most auto manufacturers seem to have embraced it, whereas landscaping, carpentry & construction rejected the metric system a long time ago.

I noticed Star Trek TNG & It's spinoffs tried very desperately to keep the myth alive.
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« Reply #9 on: September 01, 2014, 11:00:36 PM »

I just want a holodeck, so I can fly an SE5a over the trenches of France in World War I . . . then go home to my girl Anne Hathaway when I get some furlough time!
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