Science Fiction has made a lot of promises that haven’t exactly worked out. Sure, writers like Orwell made a frighteningly accurate prediction of how Big Brother would come to rule our lives, but laser gun and hologram is woefully behind what we expected would be the times! Especially jarring is the lack of futuristic ways to get from point A to point B. I mean, cars shmars, right guys?! With that in mind, here are 7 Modes Of Transportation We’re Still Waiting For:
Sure, technically, hovercraft do exist. I’ve seen the end of Rumble in the Bronx. But they’re not the cool hovercraft we all want! They’re more like boats that look like they’re resting on an air mattress, hardly something we’d go back in time to brag about.
Skateboards are cool. Floating skateboards are COOLER! Back to the Future II was the first piece of culture to really cram this notion into ours heads, and I don’t think we’re any closers than we were then (our clothes have gotten better, though.)
Sure, I like using my legs to walk, but I don’t to have to use my muscles to get my legs to walk! That’s not in the incredibly lazy spirit of the future. I long for a day when I can just say “Robot legs… HOOOO!!!!!!” and they take care of the rest.
Admittedly, the logistics of this one seem pretty complicated, but the idea of lying down in something and it just taking me to my destination is very, very appealing.
Some Sort Of Flying Bed, Or Something
See above reason.
I get that the idea of scrambling your molecules, have them move over vast distances, and then reforming them exactly how they were sounds both daunting AND terrifying, but here me out: I hate flying and would like to visit Europe. I am literally willing to run the risk of having my head reform on my ass if it means I don’t sit in coach for twelve hours watching old Two and a Half Men episodes.
Now, stay with me, because this one is the craziest of them all. But imagine a world where you can get shoes, that have wheels, ON THE SHOES. I haven’t worked out all the kinks yet, but I really feel like this things could be huge! You’d walk so much faster than when you just had regular old toes and stuff. But lets’ just keep this a secret between us, at least until I’m out of the prototype stage…
How do you wish you could get around that you can’t yet? Let us know in the comments!