Not to sound ungrateful for all that we’ve got got, but man - the 21st century was supposed to be so much cooler than it’s actually turning out. When we were growing up we were promised a future of shiny one-piece bodysuits and flying cars. Yet, here we are wearing a polo shirt and jeans, driving a Saturn. They couldn’t even give us entire meals in pill form; we’re still forced to eat astronaut ice cream any time we want a taste of the future as seen from 1969.
That’s not to say the scientists of the world aren’t making progress. Though the flying car remains an elusive figment of the imagination, air travel now features the same amenities and excitement as a Greyhound bus. And while Holodeck technology remains pitifully behind schedule, the news that ESPN is producing 3-D broadcasts of college football gives us hope that shiny one-piece bodysuits won’t be far behind.