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

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by twhiting9275, Oct 18, 2010.

  1. twhiting9275

    twhiting9275 Active Member

    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?
  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Flying cars? Pah!

    Teleportation FTW!
  3. Slavik

    Slavik XenForo Moderator Staff Member


    stargate ring transporters!

  4. Booth

    Booth Well-Known Member

    Virtual reality and immortality.

    Both often promised by various companies but never delivered :D
  5. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    What about virtual immortality?
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  6. anotheralias

    anotheralias Well-Known Member

    Replicators, transporters, holodecks, and that virtual immortality thing. If I had to choose just one, it would be virtual immortality on a holodeck.
  7. Brentnauer

    Brentnauer Well-Known Member

  8. Jethro

    Jethro Well-Known Member

    Clearly you haven't seen .... *Warning Horror Images*

  9. Miko

    Miko Well-Known Member

  10. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

    I am missing software that really "works".
    Well, XF comes really close :)
  11. Wired

    Wired Active Member

    Hoverboards :)

    Read The Terminal Experiment by Robert J. Sawyer. http://sfwriter.com/blte.htm
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  12. D.O.A.

    D.O.A. Well-Known Member

    Being shunted around in glass tubes 50 stories in the sky

  13. twhiting9275

    twhiting9275 Active Member

    You mean a monorail. They exist ;)
  14. Wired

    Wired Active Member

    No, that pic is of a char conveyor belt system. Like the walkways in the Jetsons or some airports, but lazier :)
  15. Lee

    Lee Well-Known Member

    Hahaha, just the jetsons in general! Wish life was like that! I want a car that folds up into a briefcase :p
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  16. twhiting9275

    twhiting9275 Active Member

    and hey, who WOULDN'T want the services of Rosie, the robot maid!!
  17. Lee

    Lee Well-Known Member

    Hahaha yes! Then I wouldn't have to tidy my desk every day. Or make my bed for that matter. Ultimate laziness.
  18. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

  19. SilverCircle

    SilverCircle Well-Known Member

    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 :)
  20. Sheldon

    Sheldon Well-Known Member

    Necro posting... 3.5 years, and a reply.

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