While technology appears to be progressing at an exponential rate, the reality is there are some real limits to what can be accomplished technologically. Currently, our knowledge of fusion/fission, and the manipulation of gravity is still so limited, that we can’t even generate a safe and stable source of power, even though one drop of water can theoretically power a metropolis like San Diego, San Francisco, or New York.
With that said, the manipulation of gravity is still on the horizon and until our physicists and scientists can learn to harness the power of magnetic fields, flying cars will be on the horizon for quite some time.
I heard that the only reason we don’t have flying cars is that the FAA hasn’t figured out how to regulate them.
You think air traffic control is tough now, wait’ll personal jet pack technology becomes widely available.
But my question is “why do we call it Crater Lake but also say Lake Tahoe?” Then—and thanks to Julia for this one—there’s “Iron Mountain,” but “Mount Whitney.”
Three cheers for glorious inconsistency—another reason why the metric system is (mostly) for robots, with the signficant exception of people chugging long-side laps around my favorite warehouse or trying to remember where tree roots have pushed up the sidewalk before you get there.