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14th Mar '17 8:54:24 PM Luc
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* The most common example after personal {{Jet Pack}}s is the FlyingCar, which is completely impractical for reasons gone into at that page (notably, most flight mechanisms we know about have very strict restrictions on their control, making it impractical to train most people to fly using them).
14th Jan '17 1:43:27 PM MadCormorant
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** Though in the case of tape, magnetic tape is ''still'' the preferred method for long term storage of media and data.

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** Though in the case of tape, magnetic tape is ''still'' the preferred method for long term storage of media and data. As for vinyl, it is regaining popularity among both the industry and listeners due to it being more difficult to pirate as well as being able to escape the worst effects of the LoudnessWar.
10th Jan '17 2:45:10 PM HoofEMP
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->'''Boy:''' It's 2011. I want my flying car.\\
'''Girl:''' Dude. You're complaining to me on a phone, on which you buy and read books. And which you were using to play a 3D shooter until I interrupted you with what would be a video call if I were wearing a shirt.\\
'''Boy:''' Can't I have a flying car, too?\\
'''Girl:''' You'd crash it while texting and playing ''VideoGame/AngryBirds''.

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->'''Boy:''' ->'''Cueball:''' It's 2011. I want my flying car.\\
'''Girl:''' '''Megan:''' Dude. You're complaining to me on a phone, on which you buy and read books. And which you were using to play a 3D shooter until I interrupted you with what would be a video call if I were wearing a shirt.\\
'''Boy:''' '''Cueball:''' Can't I have a flying car, too?\\
'''Girl:''' '''Megan:''' You'd crash it while texting and playing ''VideoGame/AngryBirds''.
10th Jan '17 11:21:59 AM ChronoLegion
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* [=McGee=] on ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' has just been outed as a jetpack, no, ''rocket belt'' expert nerd, to the point where he has made a short film detailing their history and credited it to his authorial pseudonym.

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* [=McGee=] on ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' has just been outed as a jetpack, no, ''rocket belt'' expert nerd, to the point where he has made a short film detailing their history and credited it to his authorial pseudonym. He does get to sort-of fulfill his dream by remote-controlling a jetpack being used by a killer to escape, although that, pretty much, amounts to him flying a drone with a person inside.
10th Jan '17 11:18:52 AM ChronoLegion
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* Explored in ''Film/TheTimeMachine2002'', where Alexander invents a time machine in 1899 and, after unsuccessfully trying to [[spoiler:save his LoveInterest]], goes to the future to try to find out why, expecting people to have already expanded on the technology. In 2030, he is disappointed to find that time travel has not become commonplace. As a matter of fact, he himself is considered as a crackpot by history, and time travel is seen as an impossibility. Now, they do have some impressive tech in 2030, such as interactive AI, Lunar travel, and, apparently, DNA resequencing on living people. Then he accidentally ends up in the distant future, where a manmade disaster has resulted in humanity being thrown back to the Stone Age, never to recover.
10th Jan '17 11:11:29 AM ChronoLegion
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** The film had very modern-looking tablets. Samsung even used a clip from the film in defense of Apple's lawsuit against them, pointing out that Apple didn't invent the look of the [=iPad=].
10th Jan '17 11:09:32 AM ChronoLegion
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* In the movie ''Film/TheThirteenthFloor'' a man in the 1990s discovers [[spoiler:he's really in a VR simulation of the 90s created in 2024]]. At one point he gets to see what 2024 looks like, and the buildings are all bizarre "futuristic" things out of ''Buck Rogers''.

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* In the movie ''Film/TheThirteenthFloor'' a man in the 1990s discovers [[spoiler:he's really in a VR simulation of the 90s created in 2024]]. At one point he gets to see what 2024 looks like, and the buildings are all bizarre "futuristic" things out of ''Buck Rogers''. Of course, [[spoiler:the ending hints that maybe even this world is really a simulation]].
9th Jan '17 5:27:16 PM nombretomado
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* ''WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment'': Spoony has this reaction when, during a cheesy 1950s sci-fi show ''Captain Z-Ro'', the eponymous time-traveler shows a hovering platform to LeonardoDaVinci in order to inspire him. "Wait a minute, those existed in TheFifties?! What a rip-off! I want one! I demand one right now!"

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* ''WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment'': Spoony has this reaction when, during a cheesy 1950s sci-fi show ''Captain Z-Ro'', the eponymous time-traveler shows a hovering platform to LeonardoDaVinci Creator/LeonardoDaVinci in order to inspire him. "Wait a minute, those existed in TheFifties?! What a rip-off! I want one! I demand one right now!"
31st Dec '16 11:59:57 AM alnair20aug93
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SpeculativeFiction always seems to think that the future is going to be a lot more flashy and interesting than it actually turns out to be. The far-off year of 2016 was supposed to give us lunar and undersea colonies, massive supercomputers, holographic radios, [[Film/BackToTheFuturePartII holographic movies, autodrying jackets, autolacing shoes, accurate-to-the-second weather reports, hoverboards]], virtual reality, {{flying car}}s, [[FoodPills food cubes]], [[RobotBuddy Robot Buddies]], [[FrickinLaserBeams laser weapons]] and most importantly, {{Jet Pack}}s!

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SpeculativeFiction always seems to think that the future is going to be a lot more flashy and interesting than it actually turns out to be. The far-off year of 2016 2017 was supposed to give us lunar and undersea colonies, massive supercomputers, holographic radios, [[Film/BackToTheFuturePartII holographic movies, autodrying jackets, autolacing shoes, accurate-to-the-second weather reports, hoverboards]], virtual reality, {{flying car}}s, [[FoodPills food cubes]], [[RobotBuddy Robot Buddies]], [[FrickinLaserBeams laser weapons]] and most importantly, {{Jet Pack}}s!
25th Dec '16 9:27:56 AM neoXsaga
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* The theme of Music/MitchBenn's 2015 show ''That Was the Future'', which opened with the song "We Were Promised Hoverboards". Mitch also suggests that the reason we'll never get FlyingCars is financial: maybe someone could afford to own one, but nobody could afford to insure one.

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* The theme of Music/MitchBenn's 2015 show ''That Was the Future'', which opened with the song "We Were Promised Hoverboards". Mitch also suggests that the reason we'll never get FlyingCars [[FlyingCar Flying Cars]] is financial: maybe someone could afford to own one, but nobody could afford to insure one.



** The latest series of DVRs from TiVo possess 6 tuners, fully functional as they can record up to 6 shows at a time, while you watch something already recorded. Or stream something else live over the internet via netflix/hulu etc.

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** The latest series of DVRs [=DVRs=] from TiVo [=TiVo=] possess 6 tuners, fully functional as they can record up to 6 shows at a time, while you watch something already recorded. Or stream something else live over the internet via netflix/hulu etc.
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