Where’s My Jetpack?

And my flying car?  How about strong artificial intelligence and our home atomic pile?  Meals in a pill? Robots?

And don’t even get me started about faster-than-light travel or commercialized space travel across the solar system.

The fact is that despite all of the really cool things technology has brought us, it still falls short in many ways with what was imagined in the 1950s and ’60s.  As a kid who grew up reading Heinlein and Asimov and Clarke, I’m sorely disappointed that none of the things that seemed around the corner in my youth have come to pass.

What advances are you still waiting/hoping for?

– Austin