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Season 2007 Episode 0417

Where is My Jetpack?

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Where is My Jetpack?
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Where's My Jetpack?: A Guide to the Amazing Science Fiction Future That Never ArrivedMeet roboticist Daniel H. Wilson co-author "Where's My Jetpack?: A Guide to the Amazing Science Fiction Future That Never Arrived," a hilarious look at the future imagined through movies, television, and comic books. He reveals which technologies are already available and those that do not yet exist - explaining what stands in the way of making them real.It's the twenty-first century and let's be honest - things are a little disappointing. Despite every World's Fair prediction, every futuristic ride at Disneyland, and the advertisements on the last page of every comic book, 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 promised moon colonies? Our servant robots? - Books Inc.moreless
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