The Elf wrote: BJG145 wrote:
The Elf wrote:Every new technology comes with these wondrous 'examples'. I am dubious that they represent the reality.
Well, really. That's like claiming that electric toasters are some futile sci-fi fantasy...
Tell you what, I'll bump this discussion in another five years and then you can admit how wrong you were. I'm patient. :D
:lol: I'm happy to be proved wrong, but I've been promised flying cars since I was an 8 year old watching 'Tomorrow's World'. There was *always* a film of the prototype, but it never made it to my street...
The devil, my friend, is in the details. It's like being in 1980 and conclude that since cars aren't flying yet, it's not gonna be possible to have the internet.
On a scale of difficulty, VR is like 10, flying cars are like 100. There's lots of physics to get right for the latter (and then the regulation fun begins)... not so much for the former.
It's nowadays difficult for people at large: we're able to do some things that would have been pretty incredible just a few decades ago, and yet some other stay pretty incredible... without going into details, it's hard to know what's what.
Flying cars aren't coming anytime soon.