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Windows 7: 10 Technologies We Were Promised But Never Got

10 Dec 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 
10 Technologies We Were Promised But Never Got

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In Your Flying Car Awaits, author Paul Milo discusses "robot butlers, lunar vacations and other dead-wrong predictions of the 20th Century." Here are 10 calamitous tech failures. Even the ones that did make it aren't anything like their original visions.
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10 Dec 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

I still want my flying car!!!

~Lordbob
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10 Dec 2009   #3

 

Amazing how many of these ideas have featured in 007 James Bond films...
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11 Dec 2009   #4

banned for piracy
 
 

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Amazing how many of these ideas have featured in 007 James Bond films...
I agree with you.
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11 Dec 2009   #5

 
 

Cities Under Domes

I wouldn't completely rule an idea like that out.

The Food Pill and the Algae Sandwich

In the centuries to come, something akin to this will be available. However it will be entirely synthetic. So don't hold your breath for any robotic whales.

The Flying Car

There will never be a widespread 'personal use/controllable' flying car. Most people can't drive on land as it is, let alone in the sky.

The Knowledge Pill

They will find a way to trigger some dormant inherent abilities, - perhaps it will be available as a suppository. We already know the world is full of smart arses...

Nuclear Bombs for Demolition and Excavation

They will still be used for such. It all depends on who re-denfines the term 'peaceful usage'

Man-Made Oceans

Isn't that what global-warming is supposed to have achieved?

Undersea Colonies

Refer to question above.

The Self-Driving Car

We'll see it happen. In the meantime, I'll just stick to driving on auto-pilot.

The Videophone

This will be common soon enough. I just hope Apple has nothing to do with it. I'd hate having to use an iSeeYou.

The Safe Cigarette

Obvious fail for obvious reasons.
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12 Dec 2009   #6

XP_Pro, W7_7201, W7RC.vhd, SciLinux5.3, Fedora12, Fedora9_2x, OpenSolaris_09-06
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Airbot View Post
Quote:
In Your Flying Car Awaits, author Paul Milo discusses "robot butlers, lunar vacations and other dead-wrong predictions of the 20th Century." Here are 10 calamitous tech failures. Even the ones that did make it aren't anything like their original visions.
more...
They forgot "The Paperless Office" (again)...
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12 Dec 2009   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

now I would love the food pill, I find cooking and eating a large waste of my time. I could be playing on seven forums instead of eating. Now the only things I do like to cook and eat are cookies and cereal. Now even a cookie with all I need would be good.
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13 Dec 2009   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

This is one that we did get as promised. == In 1954, I was 8 years old, my dad and myself were at the Georgia State Fair. General Electric had a building where they were showing things that we would have in the future. There was this small box and the demonstrater cracked an egg and put it inside. He then put a cup of ice cream on top of it. In about ten seconds the egg was cooked and showed everyone that the ice cream was not melted. He gave me the ice cream. At the time there were plenty of Owww's and Ahhh's about it. As you can guess that was a microwave oven. It was a big deal in 1954 though.
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14 Dec 2009   #9

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Failures happen. What bothers me more are ideas that they know are lies before they even opened their mouths.
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14 Dec 2009   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

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In Your Flying Car Awaits, author Paul Milo discusses "robot butlers, lunar vacations and other dead-wrong predictions of the 20th Century." Here are 10 calamitous tech failures. Even the ones that did make it aren't anything like their original visions.
more...
They forgot "The Paperless Office" (again)...
That would be nice...
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