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2010-01-02 09:10:53 AM
I thought I'd have a place at Skypad Apartments in Orbit City by now.
 
2010-01-02 09:52:38 AM
I'm going to get this out of the way right now.

FLYING CARS ARE A VERY BAD IDEA!

You know how you biatch about people who can't drive now? Imagine how much worse it would be with the idea of people crashing into your farking house from above.

Enough already about the stupid farking flying cars!
 
Ask
2010-01-02 09:59:14 AM
We have a world-spanning network that allows me to play checkers against a cross dresser from Japan without having to leave my mother's basement. fark flying cars. Also free porn, that was something we never dared dream of.
 
2010-01-02 09:59:15 AM
People are idiots.
 
2010-01-02 10:08:32 AM
Right now...I have a device that fits in my pocket that has the computation power of a slow computer from 2000. This device can instantly connect to satellites in outer farking space and tell me to within 20 ft where I am in the world. It can then instantly tell everyone else in the world who cares where this is. On top of that with the press of a button I have access to the accumulation of all human knowledge literally at my finger tips. And guess what...I can do most of this without ever touching the damn thing by using voice commands. People who claim technology has not progressed fast enough are farking retarded and have no concept of what they have.
 
2010-01-02 10:08:42 AM
We still have nine years to see attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion.
 
2010-01-02 10:21:40 AM
Ask: We have a world-spanning network that allows me to play checkers against a cross dresser from Japan without having to leave my mother's basement.

Speaking of that, is Tuesday good for a rematch?
 
2010-01-02 10:22:49 AM
friedrice2003: Right now...I have a device that fits in my pocket that has the computation power of a slow computer from 2000. This device can instantly connect to satellites in outer farking space and tell me to within 20 ft where I am in the world. It can then instantly tell everyone else in the world who cares where this is. On top of that with the press of a button I have access to the accumulation of all human knowledge literally at my finger tips. And guess what...I can do most of this without ever touching the damn thing by using voice commands. People who claim technology has not progressed fast enough are farking retarded and have no concept of what they have.

No, they are just too busy catching a youtube video of some guy getting hit in nuts. And can you really blame them, watching someone's nuts getting busted is damn funny.
 
2010-01-02 11:33:10 AM
eddyatwork: FLYING CARS ARE A VERY BAD IDEA!

How about if they work like in Fifth Element? All computer controlled so there can't possibly be any problem? We can all drive cars preloaded with Microsoft ZOOM OS or some sillyness...
 
2010-01-02 11:57:08 AM
I have an internet connection in my house. Not a big deal.

It works anywhere in the house. Not as big of a deal.

It does so without the use of wires. Okay.. thats a pretty big deal.

It does so at 12megs down 2.5 megs up... THATS A BIG DEAL.

I can go anywhere in my house, with any computer... and watch hi def video on the web. I can watch movies on hulu for free, anytime i want... in great vivid detail and sound, on my patio if i damn well want to.

I have a netbook.. that cost me 100 bucks... that is more powerful than my computer was in 1999. It weighs next to nothing, and can surf the web with no problem, with a 6 hour battery life.

The fark are these people smoking? Technology is amazing these days.
 
2010-01-02 11:58:02 AM
Maybe flying cars are a bad idea, but we still have five years until the hoverboard needs to be invented.

And if we make it to 2015 without a hoverboard, modern science ain't worth shiat.
 
2010-01-02 11:58:04 AM
eddyatwork
I'm going to get this out of the way right now.

FLYING CARS ARE A VERY BAD IDEA!


I'd give my left foot to a German scientist for a flying car.

Link (new window)
 
2010-01-02 12:15:54 PM
wingnut396: friedrice2003: Right now...I have a device that fits in my pocket that has the computation power of a slow computer from 2000. This device can instantly connect to satellites in outer farking space and tell me to within 20 ft where I am in the world. It can then instantly tell everyone else in the world who cares where this is. On top of that with the press of a button I have access to the accumulation of all human knowledge literally at my finger tips. And guess what...I can do most of this without ever touching the damn thing by using voice commands. People who claim technology has not progressed fast enough are farking retarded and have no concept of what they have.

No, they are just too busy catching a youtube video of some guy getting hit in nuts. And can you really blame them, watching someone's nuts getting busted is damn funny.


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/the future's gonna kick ass
 
2010-01-02 12:17:52 PM
I blame global warming, democrats, republicans, China, the middle east, the moon, Pluto, black people, Mexicans, WASPs, tree huggers, PETA, smokers, people who talk on their cell phone while driving, people who have kids, vegetarians, mac users, PC uers, everyone who drives a car when they could ride their bike, everyone for nuclear power, everyone against nuclear power, clouds, volcanoes, landslides, everyone who thinks they can play an instrument but can't, people who swim in coral reefs, people who drink water out of plastic bottles, everyone who uses the internet, women, men, atheists, religions folk, everyone who offends people sometimes, everyone who goes to jail, everyone who doesn't pay taxes, everyone who does pay taxes, and subby's mother.
 
2010-01-02 12:23:23 PM
Well, to be fair, we were promised a lot.:)
Link (new window, NSFW language)
 
2010-01-02 12:29:38 PM
people never factor in... (take your pick)
financing, infrastructure, execution, politics, ease of use, support, unforseen issues, unforseen uses, etc, etc, etc.

/its always more than just the idea.
 
2010-01-02 12:43:25 PM
rogue49

people never factor in... (take your pick)
financing, infrastructure, execution, politics, ease of use, support, unforseen issues, unforseen uses, etc, etc, etc.


Please! I defy you to name 10,000 technological advances that had these, so called, "unforseen" uses!

/throws his hat over the wall for the flying car.
 
2010-01-02 12:48:55 PM
InfamousBLT: I blame global warming, democrats, republicans, China, the middle east, the moon, Pluto, black people, Mexicans, WASPs, tree huggers, PETA, smokers, people who talk on their cell phone while driving, people who have kids, vegetarians, mac users, PC uers, everyone who drives a car when they could ride their bike, everyone for nuclear power, everyone against nuclear power, clouds, volcanoes, landslides, everyone who thinks they can play an instrument but can't, people who swim in coral reefs, people who drink water out of plastic bottles, everyone who uses the internet, women, men, atheists, religions folk, everyone who offends people sometimes, everyone who goes to jail, everyone who doesn't pay taxes, everyone who does pay taxes, and subby's mother.

I notice you left out yourself.
 
2010-01-02 12:50:09 PM
eddyatwork: I'm going to get this out of the way right now.

FLYING CARS ARE A VERY BAD IDEA!

You know how you biatch about people who can't drive now? Imagine how much worse it would be with the idea of people crashing into your farking house from above.

Enough already about the stupid farking flying cars!


You guys biatch about the carriages now, but imagine a motorized vehicle. Imagine people driving at speeds never travelled at before. How could we trust the common person with such a device?
 
2010-01-02 01:01:28 PM
TheRaven7: InfamousBLT: I blame global warming, democrats, republicans, China, the middle east, the moon, Pluto, black people, Mexicans, WASPs, tree huggers, PETA, smokers, people who talk on their cell phone while driving, people who have kids, vegetarians, mac users, PC uers, everyone who drives a car when they could ride their bike, everyone for nuclear power, everyone against nuclear power, clouds, volcanoes, landslides, everyone who thinks they can play an instrument but can't, people who swim in coral reefs, people who drink water out of plastic bottles, everyone who uses the internet, women, men, atheists, religions folk, everyone who offends people sometimes, everyone who goes to jail, everyone who doesn't pay taxes, everyone who does pay taxes, and subby's mother.

I notice you left out yourself.


I'm in there a few times. I'm a man, a PC user, I often drive instead of riding my bike, I'm for nuclear power, I think I can play guitar but I can't realely, I'm using the internet right now, I'm religious, I offend people all the time, and I pay taxes.
 
2010-01-02 01:04:47 PM
Pebble-bed reactor nuclear power plants? No way, man. It's unproven technology.

Carbon-fiber airplanes? No way, man. I'm not flying in one of those, it's unproven technology.

Vaccines? No way, man. They might cause autism.

Cell phones? No way, man. They might cause brain cancer.

Mapping genomes? No way, man. We'll end up with designer babies.

Stem-cell research? No way, man. Those millions of frozen embryos stored in perpetuity are sacred.

Hey, man, how come we're not more technologically advanced?
 
2010-01-02 01:08:14 PM
What the hell is an onion tied to a belt supposed to do anyway?
 
2010-01-02 01:12:11 PM
smrtone

What the hell is an onion tied to a belt supposed to do anyway?


It was just the style at the time.
 
2010-01-02 01:12:12 PM
Does no one remember the disappointment nine years ago when we didn't have a manned mission en route to Jupiter or the year prior when a wormhole wasn't ripped open in orbit sucking in a flight pod or four years earlier when a sleeper ship didn't depart with political refugees onboard?

I think a lot of expectation comes from the fictions that we enjoy so much. There are some very real potentials technologies that have never been worked beyond plans, such as Project Orion. My only disappointment is the lack of work going on with space exploration and settlement, manned or robotic. Much of the tech already exists or seems to be quickly achievable if the political and financial effort was actually applied.

/been disappointed with this since I started learning about space flight.
//Yes I was born in only 1983.
///okay I'll get off your lawn.
////loves me some nuclear bomb driven space ships.
 
2010-01-02 01:17:54 PM
JANE. STOP THIS CRAZY THING!!
 
2010-01-02 01:22:26 PM
Science is for nerds. Nerds suck, and are useless. Now where the hell is my jetpack?
 
2010-01-02 01:27:40 PM
People are upset because there has not been invented a realistic sex simulator. Until they have the ability to fark anybody they want anytime they want in any manner they want they will perceive technology as progressing too slowly.
 
2010-01-02 01:47:41 PM
Jakevol2

Until they have the ability to fark anybody they want anytime they want in any manner they want they will perceive technology as progressing too slowly.


We have this already... It's called money.
 
2010-01-02 01:49:35 PM
Jakevol2: People are upset because there has not been invented a realistic sex simulator. Until they have the ability to fark anybody they want anytime they want in any manner they want they will perceive technology as progressing too slowly.

Yes, we do need sexbots.

But, didn't Futurama show us the perils of a society with sexbots?

If man can fark anyone, anytime, society will collapse! There will be no need to make money or do great things to impress a woman enough to get her to spread her legs, because you always have the sexbot!
 
2010-01-02 01:53:26 PM
It's all kind of down hill after landing on the moon is basically what they are saying.


Let's get cracking on space exploration motherfarkers.
 
2010-01-02 02:22:55 PM
FirstNationalBastard: Jakevol2: People are upset because there has not been invented a realistic sex simulator. Until they have the ability to fark anybody they want anytime they want in any manner they want they will perceive technology as progressing too slowly.

Yes, we do need sexbots.

But, didn't Futurama show us the perils of a society with sexbots?

If man can fark anyone, anytime, society will collapse! There will be no need to make money or do great things to impress a woman enough to get her to spread her legs, because you always have the sexbot!


Must be repeated. Man will be judged based on what he does when sexbot technology becomes available.

We'll either say no, and continue to evolve, or say "HELL YEAH!!" and go right back to being monkeys.

Monkeys with sexbots, yes. But monkeys nonetheless.
 
2010-01-02 02:32:33 PM
Zombie Hitler: FirstNationalBastard: Jakevol2: People are upset because there has not been invented a realistic sex simulator. Until they have the ability to fark anybody they want anytime they want in any manner they want they will perceive technology as progressing too slowly.

Yes, we do need sexbots.

But, didn't Futurama show us the perils of a society with sexbots?

If man can fark anyone, anytime, society will collapse! There will be no need to make money or do great things to impress a woman enough to get her to spread her legs, because you always have the sexbot!

Must be repeated. Man will be judged based on what he does when sexbot technology becomes available.

We'll either say no, and continue to evolve, or say "HELL YEAH!!" and go right back to being monkeys.

Monkeys with sexbots, yes. But monkeys nonetheless.


Perhaps the losers and dregs of society will die out with sexbot technology available, while the ambitious and forward thinking will survive and thrive, creating some type of darwinistic utopia (with sexbots).

Or, the creative types will just focus on creating better sexbots.

The same goes for holodecks.
 
2010-01-02 02:39:51 PM
FirstNationalBastard: Zombie Hitler: FirstNationalBastard: Jakevol2: People are upset because there has not been invented a realistic sex simulator. Until they have the ability to fark anybody they want anytime they want in any manner they want they will perceive technology as progressing too slowly.

Yes, we do need sexbots.

But, didn't Futurama show us the perils of a society with sexbots?

If man can fark anyone, anytime, society will collapse! There will be no need to make money or do great things to impress a woman enough to get her to spread her legs, because you always have the sexbot!

Must be repeated. Man will be judged based on what he does when sexbot technology becomes available.

We'll either say no, and continue to evolve, or say "HELL YEAH!!" and go right back to being monkeys.

Monkeys with sexbots, yes. But monkeys nonetheless.

Perhaps the losers and dregs of society will die out with sexbot technology available, while the ambitious and forward thinking will survive and thrive, creating some type of darwinistic utopia (with sexbots).

Or, the creative types will just focus on creating better sexbots.

The same goes for holodecks.


You need losers and dregs. If not for the unappealing jobs, than for repairing the robots that do the unappealing jobs. If they die out, it's over. Losers and dregs are the foundation of society.
 
2010-01-02 02:46:24 PM
Carl Sagan writes about this subject in "The Demon-Haunted World." It's not that we aren't smart enough to develop these new technologies; rather, ordering science research to develop certain specific technologies is not the way to go about reaching the end product.

In the last few decades, basic research funding has been hugely depleted. But it is this basic research that tends to lead to the big new thing, simply because in order to get to that big new thing, there are many little things that need to be found out first. When science is done with only long-term goals in mind, its practitioners often overlook the little things that could be paving the way.

In the book, he uses James Clerk Maxwell as the prime example. The guy was curious, asked questions, and found some answers about how electric fields and magnetic fields are intertwined. By using his scientific developments along with those of Ampere, Biot, Oersted, and Faraday, subsequent research was able to develop television and radio along with other technologies. If he would have been ordered to develop television or radio, it is unlikely that his creativity and curiosity would have been applied in the correct way. I'm not saying it's not possible, but it is unlikely that he (as well as other scientists) would find what he (they are) was looking for when aimed at the specific outcome.

Main solution I guess is that we need to do more just basic research; let people's ingenuity and creativity run wild. In order to do that, we need more funding; in order to get more funding, we'd have to divert present government spending from some other places. What places? I don't know. But I sure don't think those people on capital hill (the majority of which don't know anything about the process of scientific research, let alone critical thinking) will be able to do it correctly.

/is now sad.
 
2010-01-02 02:47:56 PM
Well then, we're all just farked.
 
2010-01-02 02:55:43 PM
It's not the future until we all wear matching silver jumpsuits. If we can convince the world to wear shiny spandex, we can do anything. Rocket packs to go with the slinky silver outfits would be the next logical step.
 
2010-01-02 03:04:36 PM
Look what we've been promised (new window)
Of course we are disappointed now.
 
2010-01-02 03:05:10 PM
penthesilea: It's not the future until we all wear matching silver jumpsuits. If we can convince the world to wear shiny spandex, we can do anything. Rocket packs to go with the slinky silver outfits would be the next logical step.

I'm all for that, as long as we will still be allowed to bedazzle the shiat out of them
 
2010-01-02 03:34:57 PM
I believe the revered Louis CK has some thoughts on this sort of topic; Everything is amazing, nobody is happy. (new window)
 
2010-01-02 03:43:39 PM
Klopfer: Look what we've been promised (new window)
Of course we are disappointed now.


I was actually surprised by how much they got right.


Obviously impractical and prohibitively expensive stuff doesn't happen.

And some of the things they predict that we don't yet have are probably on their way(like computer driven vehicles that take you to your destination with the press of a button).
 
2010-01-02 04:04:33 PM
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2010-01-02 04:49:36 PM
Klopfer: Look what we've been promised (new window)

I love those old time shorts showing how everything in the future will be awesome. The 50s were so optimistic.
 
2010-01-02 04:52:01 PM
Usually, if you read an article about some big breakthrough in science on some front, the scientist will say something like, "Well, this isn't what we were really going for, but while messing around with X for shiats and gigs, we discovered Y. Go Science!"

Civ is just a simulation, man. You can't just say, "Hey you science dudes let's get some alphabets up in hurr" and they'll just work on that for 150 years or so until it's done. The big breaks in science are from curious, open-ended "what happens when we do this" kinda stuff.
 
2010-01-02 05:13:25 PM
Innovation costs corporations more than it makes them. Destroying valuable patents and leapfrogging technology that is already being tooled up for costs corporations money.

Buckle up, you're on the Corporate Roadmap now babies. You'll get a long slow stream of shiat technology that breaks or is obsolete ON THEIR SCHEDULE.

Massive breakthroughs are all bought up and packed away for later.
 
2010-01-02 05:17:25 PM
wingnut396: they are just too busy catching a youtube video of some guy getting hit in nuts. And can you really blame them, watching someone's nuts getting busted is damn funny.

Ahh, "Football in the groin". It's funny on so many levels.
 
2010-01-02 05:26:52 PM
eddyatwork: I'm going to get this out of the way right now.

FLYING CARS ARE A VERY BAD IDEA!

You know how you biatch about people who can't drive now? Imagine how much worse it would be with the idea of people crashing into your farking house from above.

Enough already about the stupid farking flying cars!


Meanie (^)

/Can't believe it hasn't been posted yet.
 
2010-01-02 06:53:03 PM
www.simpsoncrazy.com

It was the style at the time
 
2010-01-02 07:08:53 PM
When the neural implanted smartcomm interfaces become available, I'm going to wait for the non-proprietary software versions. No iBorg for me, thanks.

/this is happening
 
2010-01-02 07:13:31 PM
It's easy to be unimpressed when you understand nothing.
If we want to go to Mars why don't we just build a big ladder? Scientists are dum.
 
2010-01-02 07:42:45 PM
God-is-a-Taco: It's easy to be unimpressed when you understand nothing.
If we want to go to Mars why don't we just build a big ladder? Scientists are dum.


Because, you idiot, as Mars and Earth went around the Sun in their respective orbits, the ladder would end up passing through the Sun and melting!
 
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