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Old 01-31-2010, 04:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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It's 2010 - Where's my #%@ spaceship ??

Has anyone else felt a little let down by where car styling has gone in the last few decades ?

When I was a kid, this is what I thought we would be driving around in :



What happened ? Why has this become our present 'future' ?



( And .... where are those spaceships we are supposed to have by now ?? )

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Old 01-31-2010, 04:39 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm just as disapointed as you - why did we buy all these brick on wheels in the first place...
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Old 01-31-2010, 04:55 PM   #3 (permalink)
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They said many things would happen by this century. We were suppose to have our own flying cars in 2000. Jalopnik made a good point in why we have these bricks for cars. We can trace it back to John Delorean when he worked for GM: Did The 1964 Pontiac GTO Lead To GM's Downfall? - Murilee Rant - Jalopnik

GM had a vice-grip, and was the standard for cars until the V-8 and "large cars" mentality had its killer grip on the auto industry. What would it be like if the V-8 and "big car" mentality didnt stick? EV-1 in 1989? Hydrogen cars ready for 2012 production? Gasoline cars only exist in junkyards?
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Old 01-31-2010, 05:03 PM   #4 (permalink)
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That was a funny little book

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That was a funny little book

Hm, gonna have to get it from the library...

I was serious, though. I want my damn Jet Pack.
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Jet Pack? Hell, I just want my Hoverboard.

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Maybe you lost it ...

"Dark Star", short film script, by John Carpenter & Dan O'Bannon
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Old 01-31-2010, 09:21 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Old 01-31-2010, 09:41 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Here ya go.

Future Horizons inc: Hoverboards

"High Performance Hovercraft Technology" in the description actually means: "You've got a 6HP leaf blower strapped to your feet."

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