[ExI] future fizzle

spike spike66 at att.net
Fri May 29 19:21:21 UTC 2009

Here is an interesting commentary that misses the point, as do most articles
on the subject.
Somehow we need to inject into these common articles the meme that there is
a really good reason why we do not have the stuff envisioned by mid 20th
century futurists: we found a better way.  Many, if not most of the future
visions had to do with radical improvements in transportation: self guided
cars, super high speed freeways, jet packs, flying cars, etc.  But we found
it better to stay home and send information zipping about safely and cheaply
at the speed of light.
I would not trade the internet for a flying car or a personal jet packs, not
for a dozen of them.  The future didn't fizzle, the future has sizzle.
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