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When I was a kid, we were supposed to have flying cars, and a bunch of other stuff; Where is it?

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  1. Toto'sDad

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    I just KNOW you can make it work!
     
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    Musekatcher Friend of Leo's

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    Here's some popular films, with the decade filmed, vs the decade portrayed:

    FILMED IN THE 1960's
    Lost in Space - 1997
    2001:Space Odyssey - 2001
    Jetsons - 2062
    Planet of the Apes 1972/2672


    FILMED IN THE 1970's
    Rollerball - 2018
    Soylent Green - 2022 (positive, in that we aren't as close to eating flesh crackers yet)
    Space: 1999 - 1999
    Silent Running - 2008

    FILMED IN THE 1980's
    2010: sequel - 2010
    Back to the Future II - 2015
    Bladerunner - 2019
    Escape from New York - 1997
    Demolition Man - 2032
    Mad Max - 2014
    Terminator - 2029

    FILMED IN THE 1990's
    Escape from LA - 2013

    I get depressed every time this comes up.
     
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    yeah we traded all the cool stuff I thought we would have for computers and cell phones and a bunch of TV stations
     
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  4. Toto'sDad

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    I used to lay under the kitchen cabinets on the counter and listen to my cobbled together radio, and do all of that seventy years ago!
     
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    The problem is that technology will always and only provide a route for us to streamline physical processes or speed up mathematical problem-solving. It is useless for making us feel alive.

    Technology cannot make us happy because it is not capable of manipulating the basic spiritual desire we have to understand our origin and destiny. All technology can do is distract us. All of this technology is great - it's amazing (the computers and phones and internet and spacecraft and battery cars and robots and drones), but ultimately it is a gigantic opiate. The human being is in constant conflict between the easy fix that makes us feel better for a moment, or the path which erases the need to search for band-aids and embrace our divinity.

    Stuff will never make you happy!

    In fact, stuff will generally make you sadder. You have everything you need already! It is in you already!

    And the incredible truth is that you don't need to have a religion, or a faith, or an attachment to Christian or Jewish or Hindu or Muslim or Atheist belief, or anything else. You can embrace your own supreme completeness right now!

    We don't need flying cars. Stop feeling disappointed.

    If we had flying cars, you would feel disappointed that we didn't have something else.

    Be quiet. Get quiet and listen to your inner light. It knows what you need. But you have to listen!
     
  6. Toto'sDad

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    That is one thing they have done. Since I kicked myself off of cable, and got set up for live streaming I have so many tv stations and programs to view, I've never even attempted to count them all.
     
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    Technology could slow down a bunch for this Brontosaurus.
    I’m grateful cars don’t fly, too.
    I don’t try to keep up.
    I’m a one man campaign to bring back 1985!
    Who’s with me?
    Hey, I said who’s with me?
    Hey!
    Hello!
    Is this thing on?
    Oh, nevermind.
     
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    I'd still like to have a jet backpack. I don't think that would disappoint me.
     
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    Don't pretend you don't also want a jet packpack.
     
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    Just watch out for the power lines and you'll be fine.
     
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    I think the reality of gravity might be a factor in slowing down our march toward that future utopia.

    And the fact that so few of us asserted ourselves at exactly a high level during our education.

    Then when we did get to the point of a pocket video phone/encyclopedia becoming a reality we used it to play angry birds and for twitter.

    Way to go mankind.
    You really let me down. :confused:
     
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    What am I thinking ? What will I be thinking tomorrow ? What will the weather be on Nov 10 at my current location between 10AM and noon ?
     
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    The closest I've come to the glory of the future was playing Descent on my computer. Then after many glorious battles, and so much carnage a little flag popped up and said GAME OVER! I felt like I'd been deeply deprived of something that I didn't even understand. My consternation was BIG ese!
     
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    Well said, and the crux of our postmodern humanity.
     
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    Hate to break it to you, but you may have been lied to.
     
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    My old man said to me as he walked away. I'll be seeing you kid. that was sixty seven years ago, I'm beginning to think he ain't coming back. Maybe you're right.
     
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    Every few years I see someone trying to introduce a new concept for a flying car. The problem today is, it is really hard to add the weight of terrestrial motor vehicle crash protection and still be able to lift that with the horsepower available. Once you get past that, the two different unique sets of requirements tend to oppose each other.

    Now, if we ever get anti-gravity, all bets are off....
     
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    I have always been realistic in thought even as a kid. I grew up in LA and Disneyland was always in every kids thoughts. THe one thing I thought for sure would be among us were monorails. The monorail wasn't the most adventurist ride, but it sure was cool as beans. I loved the blue one. I actually got to sit in the bubble once; in front on top. I still think about it when I ride though town. Why there is not one in the center of all fwys is a big puzzle to me. OH!, and it is very quiet . I never thought I'd see a flying car except prototypes.
     
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    Looks like this one may be coming sooner than we think.

    Except the robots will take our jerbs and leave us in the unemployment line.
     
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    That's it, I'm gonna give up on this future stuff, and build me a time machine. I'm heading for 1959 just as soon as I can get it working.
     
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