Where's My Jetpack?

Where's My Jetpack?

A Guide to the Amazing Science Fiction Future That Never Arrived

Book - 2007
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It's the 21st century and let's be honest—things are a little disappointing. Despite every World's Fair prediction and the ads in comic books, we are not living the future we were promised. By now, life was supposed to be a fully automated, atomic-powered, germ-free Utopia, a place where a grown man could wear a velvet spandex unitard and not be laughed at. Where are the ray guns, the flying cars, and the hoverboards that we expected? What happened to our moon colonies and servant robots? Roboticist Daniel H. Wilson takes a hilarious look at the future we imagined for ourselves. You will learn which technologies are already available, who made them, and where to find them. If the technology is not public, you will learn how to build, buy, or steal it. And if doesn't yet exist, you will learn what stands in the way of making it real.
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury, c2007
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 9781596911369
Characteristics: 192 p. : ill. ; 20 cm
Alternative Title: Where is my jetpack?


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Apr 19, 2018

Supposingly whining author explained why certain science fiction marvels like food pills not possible to still in research phase like raygun in real world in thin book.
Highlights the problem of forecasting the future.

Aug 24, 2016

Good info, but dated.


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