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Why Our "Amazing" Science Fiction Future Fizzled

BlueHands Re:We'll ALWAYS be dissapointed (499 comments)

Boring? Wasn't that the period when they cracked the human genome, and boy bands roamed the earth? -Professor Hubert Farnsworth

Truly, to suggest the times we live in are boring is rather amazing to me.

Sure, people might be a disappointed at first. Much like a child that wanted a bright new shiny toy and instead got a book instead. They read the book and a whole new world opens up for them. Ideas pour into their head and change their life, placing them on a path towards a rich and rewarding life. The shiny toy is not even remembered years later.

Organ replacements are now a common place. the most common cancers people recover from most of the time.I can get my vision corrected to better than 20/20. Stems cells are being used in cutting edge medicine. If I have a little bit of extra cash to burn I can get a printout of all my genes. I now can keep in nearly effortless contact with anyone I care to. I can make life long friends with nearly anyone on the planet, never meeting them in person but knowing much about their day to day life. I have effortless access to more information than can be comfortably understood by someone 60 years ago. I can be as informed as most heads of state from that era. I can translate for free entire documents from one language to another anywhere my phone has a connection.We connect people better now than at any time in history. We can now share our thoughts and feelings - the very essence of who we are - faster and better with more people than were alive 60 years ago. I now have the potential power that, with the right thought, I can change the world.

And you think they would be bored?

more than 5 years ago
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Samsung Papyrus E-Book Reader, Coming Soon

BlueHands Re:Why in the world (145 comments)

Sunlight???

Sounds dangerous.

more than 5 years ago
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Samsung Papyrus E-Book Reader, Coming Soon

BlueHands Re:Why in the world (145 comments)

So, I don't hit /. as much as i used to,for lots of reasons. But when I do I LOVE seeing the content, like your comment, that is a call back to a kinder,gentler /.

A time when we had overloads, Soviet Russia and ?????

more than 5 years ago
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Slashdot Launches User Achievements

BlueHands Elevated (1582 comments)

weird, the achievement got me to post today. My brain has been hacked.

more than 5 years ago
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"War On Terror" Board Game Confiscated In UK

BlueHands Re:Police thugs (598 comments)

No, never be afraid. Take control, change the system, do something.

Never fear your government.

about 6 years ago

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