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(Anorak (UK))   "Here we are in 2014 and the Jetsons lifestyle still hasn't arrived. Thanks to pop culture's broken promises of delivering robot maids and whooshing Star Trek doors in a timely manner, we are all a little disappointed"   (anorak.co.uk) divider line 12
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2014-06-04 03:06:41 AM  
4 votes:
Why should I lament some short-sighted Baby Boomer's vision of what the future was supposed to look like? They didn't try to make that world, they doubled down on the existing one, and not only made a post-scarcity society impossible, they very likely put a time limit on how long we're going to enjoy it as a species.
2014-06-04 08:02:27 AM  
2 votes:
We don't want flying cars. Most jerk-offs can't stay in the right lane but to pass. Why the hell would we want them airborne?
2014-06-04 07:32:52 AM  
2 votes:
What about the virtual worlds we have created.

We have become second level gods.  We create and destroy these worlds on a whim, with 1's and 0's, for either curiosity or profit.  With each world we become more adapt at this creation, and one day we might surpass our own world with a world we create.

And with our current technology, manual flying cars are a fools dream.  I don't trust people constrained to X and Y directions, adding a Z would just be chaos.  Lets perfect the self driving car before we worry about making flying ones.
2014-06-04 06:39:26 AM  
2 votes:
Whine whine whine.

Automatic doors are common at pretty much every store. And I have a robot that cleans my home - it's called Roomba.

And think about all the stuff that SF didn't even dream of.  The internet. The smartphone.

When you think that each of us carries around a device in our pockets that can instantly put us in communication with anyone on the globe, can tell us any piece of information we want to know in instants, can pinpoint our exact location and give us detailed directions to any other location, can take pictures, record video, and give us instant access to any recorded song, published book, or movie...as well as scores of other functions.

That's some SF shiat right there that we take for granted.  A person from the 60s would be astounded.
2014-06-04 11:53:53 AM  
1 votes:

neongoats: I've got plenty of star trek tech in my life, thanks subby.

Got my PADD. Got my Tricorder/communicator in my pocket. And while I can't travel at warp speed or instantly transport matter, I can skype with with my girlfriend at least as easily as Picard can talk to starfleet command.


What? No bluetooth headset?

www.starship-obready.org
2014-06-04 09:55:34 AM  
1 votes:

Hawnkee: verbaltoxin: We don't want flying cars. Most jerk-offs can't stay in the right lane but to pass. Why the hell would we want them airborne?

Oh, man. You gave me a more horrid though: Airborne rubberneckers. At that point they would probably be a threat to national security and would require being shot down.


Or here's one for you... idiots who will drink and drive in three dimensions instead of two.
2014-06-04 09:17:51 AM  
1 votes:

Arkanaut: That said the biggest lie of the Jetsons was not the technology, but the idea that we'd all have a 8 hour workweek because we'd all be so productive, and we could spend the rest of our time screwing around... turns out that's not how things work in the real world.



What Buckminster Fuller (1895-1983) said about "earning a living":

"We should do away with the absolutely specious notion that everybody has to earn a living. It is a fact today that one in ten thousand of us can make a technological breakthrough capable of supporting all the rest. The youth of today are absolutely right in recognizing this nonsense of earning a living. We keep inventing jobs because of this false idea that everybody has to be employed at some kind of drudgery because, according to Malthusian Darwinian theory he must justify his right to exist. So we have inspectors of inspectors and people making instruments for inspectors to inspect inspectors. The true business of people should be to go back to school and think about whatever it was they were thinking about before somebody came along and told them they had to earn a living."
2014-06-04 09:17:14 AM  
1 votes:

give me doughnuts: Copperbelly watersnake: My grandmother rode a horse to her first job. I can today access the entire Internet on my phone even when the power is out. I don't think we have any real room to complain.

I just hope I live long enough to see them look for life on Europa.

It would just be nice if transportation technology had progressed nearly as fast as communications tech.
While someone from the 1940s would be baffled by a modern telephone, they would not be by our cars or motorcycles.

And our construction methods for houses have hardly changed at all in the past century.


Self-driving cars will change the world of transportation and will probably be the biggest leap in transportation since cars went mainstream.
2014-06-04 09:13:15 AM  
1 votes:

Gunboat: Norwegian Squirrel: I suspect this whole "article" was just an excuse to show off hot alien women from old tv-shows

/ NTTIAWWT


They are hot, too.  The 50s/60s buxom look is the best look on women.
Speaking of hot alien women, I posted these pics awhile back in another thread, but they bear re-posting:

[img2.wikia.nocookie.net image 325x433]

[ilarge.listal.com image 768x573]


Here's one of the hottest of the Star Trek TOS babes:
pics.wikifeet.com
Leslie Parrish
2014-06-04 09:12:43 AM  
1 votes:

Doc Daneeka: Whine whine whine.

Automatic doors are common at pretty much every store. And I have a robot that cleans my home - it's called Roomba.

And think about all the stuff that SF didn't even dream of.  The internet. The smartphone.

When you think that each of us carries around a device in our pockets that can instantly put us in communication with anyone on the globe, can tell us any piece of information we want to know in instants, can pinpoint our exact location and give us detailed directions to any other location, can take pictures, record video, and give us instant access to any recorded song, published book, or movie...as well as scores of other functions.

That's some SF shiat right there that we take for granted.  A person from the 60s would be astounded.


Well said. Author is being a whiny little biatch.

That said the biggest lie of the Jetsons was not the technology, but the idea that we'd all have a 8 hour workweek because we'd all be so productive, and we could spend the rest of our time screwing around... turns out that's not how things work in the real world.
2014-06-04 09:02:44 AM  
1 votes:

farkeruk: 1970 - we'd been 300,000 miles from earth.



No one has been 300,000 from Earth.
The farthest humans have gone is about half that.
2014-06-04 08:56:50 AM  
1 votes:

Doc Daneeka: Whine whine whine.

Automatic doors are common at pretty much every store. And I have a robot that cleans my home - it's called Roomba.

And think about all the stuff that SF didn't even dream of.  The internet. The smartphone.

When you think that each of us carries around a device in our pockets that can instantly put us in communication with anyone on the globe, can tell us any piece of information we want to know in instants, can pinpoint our exact location and give us detailed directions to any other location, can take pictures, record video, and give us instant access to any recorded song, published book, or movie...as well as scores of other functions.

That's some SF shiat right there that we take for granted.  A person from the 60s would be astounded.


Porn at your fingertips.

how ever, once we develop realistic 3D holographic, tactile porn society will crash and burn.
 
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