Does Modern Technology Live Up to the Predictions of the Past?

We maybe don't have jetpacks or flying cars, but present-day technology is still pretty innovative.


The future’s not what it used to be.

By all accounts, it should be here by now. It’s 2018. The new millennium is old enough to vote. NASA has been in space for half a century. Virtually every house has a computer, and every pocket a smaller, cuter one.

And yet the promised future is incomplete. Where, as the refrain goes, is my flying car? Our jetpacks? Why does it even still rain on us? Is it not the future?