You know, it’s funny you mention that. One of my ongoing laments with current futuristic Science reportings.
Granted, we’ve got our Internet. Best thing eva. Love it. Can’t say enough about it. I got my pocket computer. (iPhone) – LOVE it.
So many of my childhood dreams came true!
Yet… it’s not enough. I can give you a list of things that I think are POSSIBLE even with just _slight_ advancements in current technology (and I have ideas how) that irritate me that we don’t have.
Man I could give a long list.
So when something new comes along I’m always like, “IT’S ABOUT TIME ALREADY!” rather than, “ooh, look how progressed and advanced we are compared to the past”.
I suppose it’s the curse of seeing the present as the past. I’m like, COME ON ALREADY – where’s my computer paint? [old idea I have about painting computers onto surfaces using self-organizing nano-tech to form into mini circuit for touch screen, display, kinetic and solar energy gathering (using serpentine photon ‘holders’ for batteries]… so that I can just paint my computer on this table and toss out this laptop.
Or holograms. Granted, augmented reality is a nice stop-gap measure but still, I think we can do better smile emoticon