"Top 5 signs we're not living in the future"
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Top 5 signs we're not living in the future
Sometimes it seems like we are living in a sci-fi movie set in the future.
But you know what.
Here are the top five signs we are not living in that future.
At number five, we don't wear uniforms.
I've watched a lot of tv and movies.
In the future, we're supposed to be wearing uniforms.
Maybe silver or shiny uniforms.
Right now, we don't have that.
Sure some eccentric people like Mark Zuckerberg have adopted the uniform approach, but that's just one guy.
At number four we don't have Bachelor Chow.
Preparing and eating food is a lot of work.
In the Jetsons, they had awesome meals in pill form, in Futurama there was Bachelor Chow.
But you know what, we dont have solid meal replacements yet.
Yeah, this powered food like Soylent is ample, but it's not the same.
Number 3, flying cars are not mainstream.
Now that I think of it, flying or floating things still not real.
Flying cars, yeah, they sort of exist, but they're essentially small aircraft.
And about those hoverboards?
Two wheels on a platform?
What a bleak and horrible present we live in.
And number two, where are the holograms?
Sure, you can put a Microsoft HoloLens on your head and see what Microsoft calls holograms in the air, but you've still gotta put this thing on your face.
Holograms are supposed to be just there, floating in the air or something.
We've seen Tupac come back to life as a hologram, but that's just an old trick called pepper's ghost.
Look it up.
Before we get to number one, let's look on the bright side.
Here's some signs that we are living in the future.
Our homes are starting to talk to us thanks to devices like the Amazon Echo.
We do carry around personal communicators and wearable computers like fitness bands and smart watches.
All the world's data is accessible easily.
And we even have electric cars.
On to number one.
The number one sign we aren't living in the future is robots are not trying to kill us.
I've owned several robot vacuum cleaners.
Sure the Rumba used to smack into my foot while trying to figure out where to go.
Not exactly killing me.
Robots are still out there building cars not attacking humans in any significant way.
We're building robots right now just to bully them.
Okay, maybe we could stop doing that cuz I don't want robots to kill us.
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