If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(BBC-US)   Your guide to the next 150 years. DAMMIT, WHERE'S MY FLYING CAR?   (bbc.com) divider line 56
    More: Interesting, cognitive robotics, Digital Home, Ladbrokes  
•       •       •

3930 clicks; posted to Geek » on 03 Jan 2013 at 9:23 PM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



56 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

Archived thread

First | « | 1 | 2 | » | Last | Show all
 
2013-01-03 08:18:41 PM
 
2013-01-03 09:25:24 PM
If you followed the advent and proliferation of air travel, you would understand why you will not be getting a flying car anytime soon.
 
2013-01-03 09:26:00 PM
I for one welcome our future mice overlords.
 
2013-01-03 09:27:49 PM
Heinlein did it better.
 
2013-01-03 09:37:02 PM
It's at Terrafugia, waiting until you can scrape together enough money to afford one.
 
2013-01-03 09:37:27 PM
The first person to live to be 150 is probably already 70.
 
2013-01-03 09:38:11 PM

Ivo Shandor: It's at Terrafugia, waiting until you can scrape together enough money to afford one.


That's a driving plane, not a flying car.
 
2013-01-03 09:40:37 PM
AI as a corporation? I guess I don't read the right science fiction. That actually sort of makes sense.
 
2013-01-03 09:40:49 PM
2150? Guess it's time to cut back on the scotch and tubs of ice cream...
 
2013-01-03 09:46:04 PM
We're going to need to invent sophisticated traffic control artificial/virtual intelligences before flying cars ever become realistic. Humans cannot handle cars that stay on the ground without killing tens of thousands of people per year. Add the vertical dimension and the nightmare expands substantially. Flying cars may very well be possible, but only if computers are driving them and we're just along for the ride.
 
2013-01-03 09:53:29 PM
95% of you farking morons can't drive a normal car, a flying car is way beyond your skills
 
2013-01-03 09:56:52 PM
Who needs a flying car or a jetpack when you can teleport and gate???
 
2013-01-03 10:01:56 PM
I like how dystopia is more likely than utopia.

/has a sad now
 
2013-01-03 10:04:31 PM
i just want a holodeck

/and time travel
 
2013-01-03 10:07:32 PM
It's the 80s--where's our rocket packs?

\in every thread like this
 
2013-01-03 10:15:17 PM
FOOD PILLS!
 
2013-01-03 10:25:15 PM
What, no QA here? "It's too hard, so we shouldn't try."
 
2013-01-03 10:25:52 PM
Oh, never mind.
 
2013-01-03 10:28:42 PM
I just want to live for ten thousand years. Nothing big.
 
2013-01-03 10:30:21 PM
i172.photobucket.com
 
2013-01-03 10:31:09 PM

BattleFrenchie28: I like how dystopia is more likely than utopia.

/has a sad now


Dystopia is the utopia of politicians. Utopia is the absence of politicians
 
2013-01-03 10:34:27 PM
 
2013-01-03 10:36:53 PM

BattleFrenchie28: I like how dystopia is more likely than utopia.

/has a sad now


In all fairness we've proven as a species quite capable of producing sustainable dystopias but have yet to get a working Utopia.
 
2013-01-03 10:51:30 PM
2015, a universal digital currency in the United States of Derpastan, I think not.
 
2013-01-03 10:59:07 PM

taurusowner: We're going to need to invent sophisticated traffic control artificial/virtual intelligences before flying cars ever become realistic. Humans cannot handle cars that stay on the ground without killing tens of thousands of people per year. Add the vertical dimension and the nightmare expands substantially. Flying cars may very well be possible, but only if computers are driving them and we're just along for the ride.


Most pilots are maniacs. In 20 years of flying, I've seen more bizarre and terrifying behavior than I ever would have believed. Flying cars that are not 100% automated would be a disaster of epic proportions.
 
2013-01-03 10:59:36 PM

Mangoose: If you followed the advent and proliferation of air travel, you would understand why you will not be getting a flying car anytime soon.


As a licensed pilot I'd like to take state a theory why we get no flying cars:

MOST OF YOU MOUTH BREATHERS CAN'T NAVIGATE IN TWO DIMENSIONS! YOU WANT TO ADD A THIRD?!!!!
 
2013-01-03 11:12:14 PM
I want my flying car to be a standard so I can feel superior to those with an automatic.
 
2013-01-03 11:14:19 PM
buckler: "What, no QA here? "It's too hard, so we shouldn't try.""

That's what you loons say about life extension. What I say is that we KNOW it's not possible to do any of the space foolishness.
 
2013-01-03 11:58:16 PM
Quantum Apostrophe:

buckler: "What, no QA here? "It's too hard, so we shouldn't try.""

That's what you loons say about life extension. What I say is that we KNOW it's not possible to do any of the space foolishness.


Don't stress so much, QA... Nothing that happens more than 50 years from now will affect you in any way whatsoever.

/ though it might affect your atoms if they dig around your burial plot.
 
2013-01-04 12:04:17 AM
it's called a plane, subby
 
2013-01-04 12:14:12 AM

Quantum Apostrophe: buckler: "What, no QA here? "It's too hard, so we shouldn't try.""

That's what you loons say about life extension. What I say is that we KNOW it's not possible to do any of the space foolishness.


Maximum life span 3000 years ago, assuming someone was lucky and didn't catch a disease: about 100 years.

Maximum life span today, given bleeding edge medical care: about 100 years.

Hurray for progress!


Total people who went to the FREAKING MOON 3000 years ago: 0

Total people who have recently went to the FREAKING MOON, OH MY GOD CAN YOU BELIEVE THAT, HOLY shiat, I MEAN, THE GODDAMN MOON DAMMIT!: 24

You lose.
 
2013-01-04 12:20:07 AM
Futurists are up against the changing societal values of... the future. Your kids won't want quite the same crap you do, and they will work towards a perceived higher cause that our generation ignores. shiat, they might be communists!
I tell this to my parents every day.
 
2013-01-04 12:37:34 AM
Farker Soze: Wow... "Delusional" is just a word in the DSM. You... You're on a whole other level. Sweating, crying over your sci-fi posters, eagerly calling your pasty friends masturbating over the death asteroid, chanting in your Space Church about the species, thinking that absolutely nothing has changed in 3000 years, but that a few test pilots that soaked up 5% of the USA's GDP for 10 years somehow means something... Sick. Very, very sick.

It won't be pretty when in 50 years you'll still be here, right on this horrible mud ball you hate so much, probably having been to the doctor's at least once to get some antibiotics that didn't exist 3000 years ago, and realizing that your space whackjob dreams will. never. ever. happen. ever. even until the Sun is a cold iron ball...
/So please, go back to how we lived 3000 years ago if you think nothing's changed
//I "lose" in the sense that you're so far gone, it's best just to agree with you, otherwise you might start cutting yourself
///Or better yet, go to the Moon, but don't ever come back or ask for a single atom from Earth, you suicidal, idiotic space child.
 
2013-01-04 12:49:08 AM
Man, what a crybaby. Maybe you should go 3-D print up some food pills and antidepressants for yourself.
 
2013-01-04 01:02:14 AM
I'm hoping for dystopia. Life will be more interesting that way. There's a reason utopian fiction always sucks. No conflict.
 
2013-01-04 01:18:28 AM
In the next 150 years will we develop the technology to have fark ignore comments that QUOTE someone on your ignore list? Speaking of which, I didn't see replicators (that's what 3d printers are, right?) on that list.
 
2013-01-04 01:44:00 AM

Quantum Apostrophe: Farker Soze: Wow... "Delusional" is just a word in the DSM. You... You're on a whole other level. Sweating, crying over your sci-fi posters, eagerly calling your pasty friends masturbating over the death asteroid, chanting in your Space Church about the species, thinking that absolutely nothing has changed in 3000 years, but that a few test pilots that soaked up 5% of the USA's GDP for 10 years somehow means something... Sick. Very, very sick.

It won't be pretty when in 50 years you'll still be here, right on this horrible mud ball you hate so much, probably having been to the doctor's at least once to get some antibiotics that didn't exist 3000 years ago, and realizing that your space whackjob dreams will. never. ever. happen. ever. even until the Sun is a cold iron ball...
/So please, go back to how we lived 3000 years ago if you think nothing's changed
//I "lose" in the sense that you're so far gone, it's best just to agree with you, otherwise you might start cutting yourself
///Or better yet, go to the Moon, but don't ever come back or ask for a single atom from Earth, you suicidal, idiotic space child.


You're either an amazing act, or one of the saddest, most pitiably wretched collections of negativity and bitterness I've ever seen.

It might be a good idea for you to look up the historical outcome when someone pronounces something "impossible," by the way... you should at least leave yourself some out when the "impossible" happens. Or you can always be like the Catholic church and spend 400 years pretending that the earth doesn't orbit the sun
 
2013-01-04 01:57:41 AM

Mangoose: If you followed the advent and proliferation of air travel, you would understand why you will not be getting a flying car anytime soon.


If you followed the proliferation of carsl, you would understand why you will not be getting a flying car anytime soon.

Seriously: people can't handle driving in two dimensions; you seriously wanna risk having the elderly crash into farmers' markets from above?
 
2013-01-04 01:58:16 AM
-l

/hurmph
 
2013-01-04 01:59:23 AM

Bisu: In the next 150 years will we develop the technology to have fark ignore comments that QUOTE someone on your ignore list? Speaking of which, I didn't see replicators (that's what 3d printers are, right?) on that list.


The future is here! Go to myFark/Tools, and check Ignore posts from unignored users that mention users on your ignore list (Exact match of bolded names) and Ignore posts from unignored users that contain logins on your ignore list (Fuzzy match of names).

Of course, if you have me ignored, you won't see this. Which is ironic, but I don't blame you. I'd ignore me also, given the chance.
 
2013-01-04 02:36:03 AM

Farker Soze: Bisu: In the next 150 years will we develop the technology to have fark ignore comments that QUOTE someone on your ignore list? Speaking of which, I didn't see replicators (that's what 3d printers are, right?) on that list.

The future is here! Go to myFark/Tools, and check Ignore posts from unignored users that mention users on your ignore list (Exact match of bolded names) and Ignore posts from unignored users that contain logins on your ignore list (Fuzzy match of names).

Of course, if you have me ignored, you won't see this. Which is ironic, but I don't blame you. I'd ignore me also, given the chance.


If you did ignore him, but didn't know you can ignore posts that mention people you've ignored, then you probably CAN see this since this is my second post. Take advantage of this opportunity, and consider unignoring Farker Soze as he is clearly capable of amazing posts!
 
2013-01-04 03:01:56 AM
We're going to need a lot of wedding cake.
 
2013-01-04 03:31:10 AM

dennysgod: 2015, a universal digital currency in the United States of Derpastan, I think not.


All the more reason
 
2013-01-04 05:02:47 AM
An AI recognized as a corporation. 2 evils for the price of one.
 
2013-01-04 05:24:24 AM

Farker Soze: Bisu: In the next 150 years will we develop the technology to have fark ignore comments that QUOTE someone on your ignore list? Speaking of which, I didn't see replicators (that's what 3d printers are, right?) on that list.

The future is here! Go to myFark/Tools, and check Ignore posts from unignored users that mention users on your ignore list (Exact match of bolded names) and Ignore posts from unignored users that contain logins on your ignore list (Fuzzy match of names).

Of course, if you have me ignored, you won't see this. Which is ironic, but I don't blame you. I'd ignore me also, given the chance.


Yes! Go technology!
 
2013-01-04 06:56:33 AM
I see Space Bevets has that vein popping out of his forehead again..
 
2013-01-04 07:15:50 AM

rev. dave: An AI recognized as a corporation. 2 evils for the price of one.


You mean Google isn't an AI?
 
2013-01-04 08:00:41 AM
I think Space Bevets is even better than real Bevets. At least he will engage and post new things, and not just do that whole copy-pasta thing that Bevets did to shill for his stupid website...
 
2013-01-04 08:13:19 AM
OK, so no flying car, but self drive ones are on the way http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-20910769

Sitting in the back with a crate of beer while the car takes you there should be adequate compensation for the lack of flight capability.
 
2013-01-04 08:18:56 AM

jeffjo52: 95% of you farking morons can't drive a normal car, a flying car is way beyond your skills


That's why we also need infallible AI drivers...
 
Displayed 50 of 56 comments

First | « | 1 | 2 | » | Last | Show all

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »






Report