Where are our Jetpacks? Where are our Flying Cars?

I probably say this a few times a year, but don’t you ever wonder why the technological future people predicted when the space age started hasn’t happened yet? I know, I know…we have computers and plastic and all of that. But where are my hour-long flights to the Moon? It’s 2010.

It’s like that whole generation of scientists who were kids when Hanna-Barbera was in first runs and Stan Lee was inventing the cosmos weren’t even paying attention. But lots of things from Star Trek have made their way into reality. Well, some things. Yes, I’ve been watching Johnny Quest and reading Junot Diaz.

One thought on “Where are our Jetpacks? Where are our Flying Cars?

  1. I should probably clarify in case you don’t know me: I’m not a child of the 60’s, but as I child of the 80’s, I’m in that first generation for whom the space race was already artifact. And I watched a ton of Hanna-Barbera sci fi/adventure/myster stuff from the 60’s and 70’s and, of course, Superfriends (in first run). I had Superfriends wallpaper. Not to mention the usual fantastic 80’s fare and Batman and Star Trek live-action in reruns. I could go on and on and on….

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