[FoRK] Where the F&@# is my flying car?
Udhay Shankar N <
udhay at pobox.com
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Mon Sep 11 18:32:09 PDT 2006
At 10:22 PM 9/11/2006, Brian Atkins wrote:
>This was not any kind of serious, even semi-scientific attempt to
>really figure out potential timelines for future developments. It
>was some marketing guys sitting around a room coming up with things
>they thought housewives of the 50s would think sounded cool, and
>they hoped would reflect back on their company to help sell some
>cars with fins.
Nonetheless, every now and again, this meme pops up, with almost
exactly the same wording as the subject line of this thread.
David Brin was using this as a .sig in late 1999:
>ALERT! In case none of you have noticed --we've got 48 hours to get the
>flying cars, antigravity belts, immortality pills, and space liners to
>balmy Venus that we were promised! And where are the food pills and robot
>butlers? Come on, people. The future's almost here. Hop to it! !
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