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Old 07-22-2014, 08:12 AM
 
Location: Floyd Co, VA
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So I would like to know, its 2014 why is it that we are still not driving flying cars, wearing jetpacks, eating food pills, living on the moon, and underwater, where is my wrist watch TV, my nuclear powered vacuum cleaner, my virtual reality headset, my holodeck and holograms? I thought we were supposed to be in the future by now. Oh well, I guess I will have to make do with computers, iPhones and video games.
Forget all of that stuff - I just want my robot that does all the cooking and cleaning and yardwork so that I can spend my time reading, snoozing, surfing the net, etc.
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Old 07-22-2014, 11:49 AM
 
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So I would like to know, its 2014 why is it that we are still not driving flying cars, wearing jetpacks, eating food pills, living on the moon, and underwater, where is my wrist watch TV, my nuclear powered vacuum cleaner, my virtual reality headset, my holodeck and holograms? I thought we were supposed to be in the future by now. Oh well, I guess I will have to make do with computers, iPhones and video games.
Flying cars for the general public is dangerous. Everyone would be required to have a pilot's license. Far too many can't drive on public roads properly. Putting them in the air would make it far more dangerous.
Jetpacks require a great deal of energy in a small space. The one working true jetpack is only good for short distance and then it's fuel is gone. It's also very dangerous.
Look at the size of a multivitamin and fiber pill. For you to have the nutrition, fiber, fats, sugars, protein, and calories your body needs per meal, you're throat could never swallow that single pill.
Living on the moon-Why would anyone want to live on the moon? Sure you'd be lighter, but when you return to Earth, you'd be as weak as a baby and your bones would be more brittle.
Underwater-If close to shore, easy. If in deep ocean, very very very dangerous. The air mixture has to be just right in relation to the pressure. The slightest fault in the structure would quickly become a deadly implosion.
wrist watch TV-They have it already but very weak demand. The Wristwatch Television Set Coolest Gadgets
Nuclear powered vacuum-that's like using a ballistic missile to chop down a tree. Not realistic or feasible.
VR headset-It's out there, at a steep price
Holograms like on Star Trek-not there yet. Fairly realistic hologram, but it takes a lot of engineering to project one realistic hologram figure at this time.
We've come a long way. I'm old enough to remember when a computer was a large cabinet that sat in an ice cold room and it did very little compared to today's cell phones. Car technology has increased greatly. For example, my first car had a 6 cylinder engine over 4 liters in size with 110 horse power and was lucky to get more than 25 MPG highway and that was when highway speed limits were 55mph. My second car had a 2 liter engine with around 86 HP. Today you can get a 3.6L V6 at nearly 300 HP, a 2L 4 cylinder engine at around 175 HP without a turbo, or well over 225 HP with the turbo. Today's cars have anti-lock brakes, stability control, traction control, satellite navigation, rear cameras, satellite radio, the car can call for help automatically if you're in an accident, some cars can park themselves, have radar sensors detecting things in front and behind the vehicle, automatic braking if it senses a possible accident ahead, side warnings to let you know a vehicle is on your side, heated seats, heated steering wheel, cooled seats, and some have suspension that can be adjusted with the turn of a dial to select sport, comfort, or something in between. Some even use magnets instead of shocks or struts for suspension.
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Old 07-22-2014, 11:53 AM
 
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What if the flying cars were automated? Would that make flying cars a lot safer?
If they perfected the automated computer software, it could be safer, but it still requires more energy to overcome gravity than it does to roll across the land.
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Old 07-22-2014, 05:00 PM
 
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yeah, in the year 2000 we were supposed to work 2 hours a day or less, everything done by robots! WTF, what's up with that?

As of the flying cars, imagine a pileup falling onto your house in slo-mo...
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Old 08-01-2014, 01:54 AM
 
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May in future you will get all these things. As technology is changing everyday now. It takes some time to invent new and different things. I think it's all about science. They all are not impossible to make. Don't forget sometime before, we don't have mobile and laptops even. You can talk with your equipment, they can learn your touch. They save your time and provide you accurate results also. It's not a joke to make all the things you are talking about.
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Old 08-17-2014, 11:36 AM
 
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So I would like to know, its 2014 why is it that we are still not driving flying cars, wearing jetpacks, eating food pills, living on the moon, and underwater, where is my wrist watch TV, my nuclear powered vacuum cleaner, my virtual reality headset, my holodeck and holograms? I thought we were supposed to be in the future by now. Oh well, I guess I will have to make do with computers, iPhones and video games.

Not so fast.

It just may be may be possible.

Some think it may be possible.

Real Star Trek Force Fields:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OHFZFiSvNk0


Real Star Trek Phasers:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1DhEssy3NWw


Some of these new guns are bigger and closer to want you find in video games like Doom.

Future Weapons - Mercury Round

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZAHp4YaEyZk

!!NEXT GENERATION WEAPONS!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hctyc6THbcE
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Old 08-20-2014, 03:57 PM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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I saw a guy flying with a backpack jet. I was connected to a Jet Ski by a long hose and used water as the reaction mass. Quite clever.
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Old 08-21-2014, 04:34 PM
 
Location: Ohio
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In the sixties they showed us little movies "life in the year 2000 and beyond" how much of any of that come true ? Almost none, they showed video phones, flying cars, self cleaning houses, robots to do the manual labor, small "nuclear" generators to power our houses ... and guess what, all our little toys aside, our lives have not changed significantly in fifty years.

Wristwatch TVs were around in the eighties ... never caught on.

You need to go back a few hundred years in order to answer why we are not colonizing space now, science was seen as Heresy.
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Old 08-21-2014, 07:59 PM
 
Location: Texas Hill Country
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Well, for one thing, we found out that food pills weren't that great for the lower intestine.
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Old 09-01-2014, 03:48 AM
 
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Ah, so it's dawning on you that "endless technological advancement" is a gigantic farce perpetrated by Hollywood to get you to go into debt and buy stuff?

Kind of depressing, isn't it.
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