The year.......2010.

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  1. Tigertrack

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    Well, it's middle of 2010. Is it anywhere near what you thought it would be back in the 80's?
    Seems to me there were a lot of promises in technology for this year.............
    What do you think?
     
  2. Leadfoot

    Leadfoot The Strongest.

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    You mean like in BTTF2? Come to think of it, I am a little disappointed we don't have hoverboards, but glad we don't have flying cars.
     
  3. firehawc_69

    firehawc_69 cloppers = ignore list

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    mp3 and cell phone technology is pretty impressive, I remember when CD's came out and was blown away when I didn't have to rewind anything :p 
     
  4. Dran0n

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    Living a majority of my life in 2000s, I feel sorta jaded towards all the technology and take it for granted, but I bet if I were earlier to the party, I don't think I'd have this attitude.

    Technology is so amazing now, it blows my mind.

    On the subject of MP3S, I like CDs and Cassettes better. There I said it.
     
  5. Ops_was_a_truck

    Ops_was_a_truck JOOOLIE ANDREWWWWWS!!!!!!

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    Ten things science fiction promised us by this point in time:

    1. No monoliths
    2. No hover technology
    3. No regular and accessible use of flying cars/buses/etc. (save airlines, but I think that's different.)
    4. No really smart/kinda creepy A.I.
    5. No missions to Jupiter
    6. No colonies on the moon
    7. No eugenics wars (although, really, I kinda figure that's a good thing)
    8. No autonomous androids that look real enough to blend into society without problem
    9. No International Rescue (seriously, whassup with THAT!?)
    10. No alien contact

    Still, we're at the verge of private, semi-expensive space travel. We are close to unwinding some of the most fundamental mysteries of the micro (and macro) portions of the universe. We're regularly driving 50% electric vehicles, and 100% electric vehicles are on their way to dealerships within a year. I'd say we're doing good.
     
  6. chrisr291

    chrisr291 Master of the Unknown

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    Technology in movies lol. As a child, I thought we would have computers that could interpret my verbal commands

    "Computer, find me the best deal on a 370z, Black, Nismo package. Identify areas in my income where I can cut spending for this purchase. Also, inform my girlfriend I won't be able to attend her families dinner, make up a good lie please"

    Oh and I thought robotic doors would be the norm. You know, those doors like in Aliens.. but we still have manual doors:mad 
     
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    I'm more interested in where our current technology and trends take us in the future. With the increasing number of telecommuters and video conferencing, I'm wondering how long it is before virtual reality comes back into play....the ability of employer's to set up virtual offices for its employees to jack into would be the ultimate form of telecommuting. You could practically live anywhere and work anywhere in the world without having to relocate yourself, city congestion would begin to reduce, and professionals would still have "face to face" interactions without spending a minute commuting.

    Several decades off at the minimum, but an interesting idea.
     
  8. Optimus1986

    Optimus1986 TMNT & Hulk Fanatic

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    Agreed. There are enough bad drivers on the ground.
     
  9. ILoveDinobot

    ILoveDinobot Arise Rodimus Prime

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    I was told there would be hovercrafts!!!!
     
  10. Eric

    Eric RIP AND TEAR!!!

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    Where the hell are our sliding doors!? :mad 
     
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    TheIncredibleHulk Find Gary Busey!

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    at the grocery store ;) 
     
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    1. No hover-cars.
    2. No giant robots from outer-space battling it out and turning into trucks and stuff.
    3. In fact, no alien contact altogether.
    4. No Holodecks, although we're heading in the right direction with 3D cinema, I guess.
    5. And like OWAT says, no smeggin' International Rescue. Where's my sexy Thunderbird 1, damnit?
    6. And don't get me started on Dan Dare and Jet Morgan's failure to get out into deep-space yet. :|

    2010 is shaping up to be very disappointing unless an alien spaceship smashes into Thunderbird 5, and the recovered wreckage allows the car industry to develop hover-cars and Holodecks. srsly.
     
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    I expected some type of person equipment that would allow us to fly to e available by now. I want my hover pack/car/whatever dammit!

    I remember thinking the same thing. My rewind button got retired that day. It is funny to look back on how just music distribution alone has changed since then. My kids have barely any concept of what a music CD is now.
     
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    Japan.
     
  15. Eric

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    I meant sliding doors at home. :p 
     
  16. Metalhead

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    2010.... Oooh, so that makes it 9 years to Blade Runner.
    I wonder when the first Nexus series will show up.
     
  17. Tigertrack

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    You want flying car? My Dad actually owns one from the 1950's! http://www.shorey.net/Auto/Miscellaneous Pictures/Aerocar/1950 Aerocar Flying Car On the Runway.jpg
    My Dad was great friends with the original designer/builder/manufacturer of these back in the 50's and he now owns this very one.
    Plus, your forgetting the new Terrafugia - Transition®, the Roadable Light Sport Aircraft : Home
    of which my Dad is also very good friends with.
    Sliding doors, yea grocery stores have'm. Just wish they made that swoosh sound.
    Robots, well Hondas humanoid thing is pretty damn close.
    AI, no thank you. I'm too afraid of Skynet happening.
     
  18. IACON

    IACON "That's Vector Sigma?" TFW2005 Supporter

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    This X10!!!!!!!
     
  19. Ops_was_a_truck

    Ops_was_a_truck JOOOLIE ANDREWWWWWS!!!!!!

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    I'm telling you. Modern technology has evolved to a point where sexy international billionaires could fly around in giant flashy rocketships and C-5 Galaxies in order to save the rest of the world from trouble. They could have saved Haiti, the gulf, etc.

    ...as long as they can figure out a way to cut off those pesky marionette strings.
     
  20. Moriarty

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    *whips out the scissors and advanced on Alan Tracy* More than happy to help out there...

    And don't get me started on there not being a World Aquanaut Security Patrol. If I can't have aliens, then I'm having merpeople. And Marina is being my BFF.
     

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