Whatever Happened to the Future?

Jetpacks, flying cars and other cool inventions still aren't standard issue.

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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?

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