Did you think we would be more "Futuristic" by now?

United States
January 2, 2010 2:42am CST
did you think 10,20 etc amount of years ago that we would have more futuristic things than we do now? did you think we would be in flying cars or using retina or fingerprint scanning for everything? did you already think the world would be over? i dont think i really thought about it or had any expectations honestly but apparently a lot of people did and Reuters gave the statistics of how many people were upset by the lack of technology advancement. http://95e5c08c.seriousurls.com
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@kaylachan (4775)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
2 Jan 10
as far as technoclogical advancment goes I think we are right on track. Sure it's been about ten years, but there are so many things people just seem to fail to notice. We've come a long way, most of its in reduction of resources. such as making portable storage devices smaller. and turning cell phones into mini-computers. So with this in mind we've jumped from 10 or even 20 years ago.
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• United States
2 Jan 10
Yes, I seriously thought that by the time we got to the year 2010, we would be far more intelligent and more advanced than we are right now. I think that we are getting there, but we are not getting there fast enough. Where are the cures for common diseases? Where are the hovering or the flying cars? Where are the homes that are completely made of technology? We should be further than were we are at right now.
• United States
2 Jan 10
not to mention it seems as if part of the population seem to be getting dumber which im not sure if its due to laziness or what.. i thought for sure medical advances would be better by now for at least stuff we have had to deal with for a long time! such as cancer etc..
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• United States
2 Jan 10
Exactly, I was hoping for a cure for Diabetes, Cancer, the Cold, and Asthma by now.
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• United States
4 Jan 10
asthma would be so nice (i have it)
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@jillhill (37379)
• United States
2 Jan 10
Are they kidding? I grew up on a farm with an outside toilet....technology? Well two years ago I really stepped it up and got my first digital camera....a cell phone and cd player.....I got into computers before that and I tell you we are so much further then I thought we would be...I am happy with where we are at....look at all the advancements especially medically!
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• Mexico
2 Jan 10
Hi jill hill: I agree with you, we live better thanks to the new technologies and hopefully new discoveries in that sense will be available for us with good prices i think so we can get acces easier to the whole world, explore, feel, etc in real time. I'd love to have in the future a machine that makes my dreams more real than how they are. Thanks for your answer jillhill. Hope you are having a nice day. Happy New Year and Keep Mylottin. Take Care. -Alvaro.
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• United States
4 Jan 10
im the same.. other than health advances im satisfied with what we have
• United States
3 Jan 10
When I was growing up in the 60's my teachers would talk about what 2000 would be like. We thought we would be flying through the air in flying cars or using jet packs on our backs. Our building would be like the Jetsons, etc. We are advanced alot from when I was a child, so even if we don't fly to work, we certainly aren't deprived. My children have technology we didn't even imagine when I was a kid.
• United States
4 Jan 10
seems as if in the past everyone thought our future was in the sky (flying cars etc) where it has really only hugely advanced on the ground with electronics etc
@mentalward (14695)
• United States
3 Jan 10
I was a little girl in the 50's, when all those hysterically funny, pathetically bad science fiction movies came out, showing us what the "future" would look like way ahead in the 1970's or 1980's. LOL I guess I am a bit surprised that we don't see more "advanced" features at this point in time but, you have to admit, we've come a long way even in the past 20 years. I think that, the more technology advances, the faster it will advance from that point on. It kind of scares me a bit, actually. I wish it would slow down some! I'm just an old hippie, wanting a life closer to the basics. Oh, I like the modern advances in medicine and medical research but even that scares me a bit. The more diseases we eliminate, the faster the world's population will grow to the point where those "futuristic" movies will come true and we'll be so overpopulated that we won't have enough food to eat. Yeah, just give me some land, trees and seeds and I'm happy. Oh, wait! I have that already but it's all covered with snow and frozen solid! Okay, give me some land, trees, seeds AND warm weather!
• United States
4 Jan 10
i would like them to cure all the great things we both have wrong medically!! lol.. and even if the population grows then the psychosis might to where people might murder each other more.. never know.. jeeze that sounds like im trying to be happy at that thought lol.. i just dont want everything to be bleak like those old movies either!!
• Mexico
2 Jan 10
Hi moon lit magik: I expect to have more solutions to our dayly problems in the near future I think. Anyway I think that the last 20 years were huge in technologiy and maybe better than what we have done in the last fifty years before so, i watch the future in a positive way. Hope I am not wrong. Tahnks for asking me this question. Hope you are having a nice day. Happy New Year and Keep Mylotting. Take Care. -Alvaro.
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• United States
4 Jan 10
yeah your right these last 20 years progressed so much compared to any time before it that who knows what the years ahead will bring
@elmiko (6637)
• United States
2 Jan 10
no, right really as i didn't really no what to expect that many years ago. i will say i'm very impressed with all the things now when compared to 15 to 20 years ago. there is future technology that is coming forth and is being previewed that impresses me a great deal. future technology really does look bright however some of it looks downright scary.
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• United States
4 Jan 10
yeah especially the unknown areas
@snafushe (794)
• Canada
2 Jan 10
It's funny you say that because me and my family were just talking about it the other night, that we thought we would have way more improved technology. I remember when I was in highschool we had to make a time capsule and put it in our thoughts of what the future may be like, I remember more then half of the responses included levitating cars, capsule meals, and hologram teachers. We don't really have any of that yet. I am glad though, because I think it just makes the world too impersonal, and robotic. I don't want to be served by a computer, I want to be served by a human being. If they can replace us with computers, where are we going to find work? I don't think they should be focusing so much time and money on technology, instead they should be focusing all of that on cures for diseases like aids and Alzheimers.
• United States
4 Jan 10
i would like to taste my food once in awhile so if it all went to pills i would be disappointed!!
• United States
2 Jan 10
The only thing I wish we would have done already would be to use static electricity to run homes. Place mats on all sidewalks and streets that adsorb the energy from walking, driving ect. to help run homes.
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• United States
4 Jan 10
thats a really cool idea.. i have never heard of that before
@megamatt (14323)
• United States
2 Jan 10
In my childhood, I thought that would happen. Later on, I realized how absolutely absurd some of those futuristic ideas in television shows were. The way people thought we would be in 2000 or 2010 or whatever in the 1960s or 1970s was kind of amusing to look back in hindsight. I doubt we'll even be to those levels in the year 3000 much less any time soon in our lifetimes. Still, who knows what the future will bring.
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• United States
4 Jan 10
we may not want the stuff they protrayed anyways lol.. might just skip to something better
• United States
2 Jan 10
I actually saw a flying car on t.v the other day, and a hover craft type ordeal. some people will probably own these sooner than later, but i personally don't want everyone to be flying around, I think we are too high tech already!!
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• United States
4 Jan 10
i just think if we had flying cars it would be awful.. people cant drive one the GROUND! much less in the air!
@apexiph (123)
• Malaysia
2 Jan 10
Hi. 10 or 20 years ago, I've never have a dream of having or doing what I'm doing right now. It's so different, almost 100 percent. You have a lot of facilities that will make your life simple and easy. I've been thinking many ideas to make my house computerised. Hmm..Unfortunately I don't have enough budget to make it happen. What ever it is, today are totally awesome as you can do a lot of things with the technology that we had. :
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• United States
4 Jan 10
yeah too bad we dont have the funds to fully enjoy all the technology availible!!
@mjcookie (2273)
• Philippines
2 Jan 10
Futuristic? Ugh. No please. I dread those scenes that I see on TV where there are flying cars up in the sky and and absolutely no trees on the fields. You know those cool, hi-tech things are really, well, cool, but they are, for me, lame and not beautiful. If I were to be asked I wouldn't want them to go overboard to the point of balding every square meter of the forest just to give way for another huge commercial establishment. Well as far as technological advancement is concerned, I want to improve on medicines and other forms of treatments. There are still a lot of creepy diseases that remain incurable like AIDS. So far that's the only thing I could think of that I want them to further along. But regarding the flying cars and other overly futuristic stuffs, I could say I am already content with trees, stars, and sunsets. :) Happy New Year!
• United States
2 Jan 10
yeah i know i hate the futuristic look in scifi shows where everything is metal and gray etc.. ya know i didnt even think about medical stuff.. i think i would have thought aids, cancer and Alzheimers would have been either more manageable or cured by now if i thought anything