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The ONE thing promised 'for the future' you really miss?

#1
We've all seen the movies, the TV. They're good at promising all kinds of things, talking cars, highways in the air, cashless societies, but they rarely tend to get them accurate? If you had to choose ONE thing they got wrong that you wish they'd gotten right, what would it be, and why?

Me? Flying cars. Why? Well, let's just say less congestion on the road. Flying cars lead to air highways and (hopefully) less accidents?
 

anotheralias

Well-known member
#6
Replicators, transporters, holodecks, and that virtual immortality thing. If I had to choose just one, it would be virtual immortality on a holodeck.
 

erich37

Well-known member
#10
We've all seen the movies, the TV. They're good at promising all kinds of things, talking cars, highways in the air, cashless societies, but they rarely tend to get them accurate? If you had to choose ONE thing they got wrong that you wish they'd gotten right, what would it be, and why?

Me? Flying cars. Why? Well, let's just say less congestion on the road. Flying cars lead to air highways and (hopefully) less accidents?
I am missing software that really "works".
Well, XF comes really close :)
 

SilverCircle

Well-known member
#19
A reliable and virtually in-exhaustable energy supply would be a decent "first step", because, to be honest, without it, we're screwed in the long run, no matter what others may invent.

And no, renewable energy supplies are not the answer, at least not in the way they are currently implemented.

We need warp core technology :)