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.
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.
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.
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.
Gunboat: Norwegian Squirrel: I suspect this whole "article" was just an excuse to show off hot alien women from old tv-shows/ NTTIAWWTThey 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]
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.
farkeruk: 1970 - we'd been 300,000 miles from earth.
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