Inventions I miss


When I was a kid I expected to be driving flying cars by now so I am a bit disappointed. I mean, I like my Toyota, it has a fancy speedometer in the midle of the dashboard and stuff but its not really what I imagined when I dreamed of year 2000 in the 80s. I also pictured that all roads were beneath the ground to make room for all the parks. But that is a different story.

I know there are flying cars, but seeing how people drive on roads I’m not sure I would dare going outside if everyone had one. If the crafts weren’t fully automized that is. To compensate my loss of dreams coming through I at least expect that someone invented cool stuff like :

– Temperature gauge (the ones you stick in steaks to eh steak) with bluetooth! So you can monitor what you steak on your PC. Or better, so you can monitor it on your television which have bluetooth. Or cellphone! (I hereby call this iTemperatureIT just to annoy Apple in the future)

– A software on a machine that has a GPRS/3G card and a Sim which makes a video conference call to you and transmits any program that you have programmed it to send to you. You know, when you’re in that dull 3-hour meeting? Just set your home-PC to call you at 11:05 when the match begins at TV94 and you can see it on your cellphone, beautiful. (I hereby call this iTransmit2You just to annoy Apple in the future)

Any inventions that you miss?

Øyvind Lasse Høysæter

Born in 1971, fell in love with computing in 1983 because of Sinclair's masterpieces. Continued on the magic surrounding the C64, Amiga and moved to the PC world in 1990. Loves science fiction, programming, astronomy, my family and my job. (developer) :)

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5 Responses

  1. Ren B says:

    Well, in the 80’s, all I could dream was another great food by my mother or a lesson of soccer by my father. Life was great when I was 3.

    But I do miss something that could alter the weather in huge locations. I mean, HUGE locations. I’d love to get Brazil a bit cooler on Summer. Maybe a bit cooler on Winter too (love low temperatures!). Maybe some titanic air conditioning system.

    Hey… I remember of something else called “titanic”.

    Okay, leave that alone.

  2. Schubsta says:

    Yeah, when I was young my teacher used to say: in the year 2000 everyone will have a robot and houses will be sentient. Eh? No robot maidens I still have to do my vacuuming myself. What I miss the most about the 80´s is a tv-series called “Captain Future”. Boy I loved that.

  3. Nicole says:

    Yepp, flying cars would be scary.
    I would be out of Kuwait in a heartbeat for sure.
    They are already maniacs without those wings 😉

    Steaks, you lost me on that one 😉

    The call, yeah, pretty neat idea 😀

    I told hubby this morning that I think we didn’t really invent much greatness in the last few decades.
    I mean, come on, most of is was just polish up work and making thinks faster and whatnot.
    But something really new?

  4. oyvind says:

    I agree Nicole, where is the great inventions?

    Steaks, what is it called? Help me! lol Like when you put a huge steak in the oven and need to know when its done, you can put a gaget in it which displays the temperature, but then you have to take it out to read it. Often one loose good temperature in oven when you do that. 🙂

    Btw I am so glad Google stopped (today) displaying christmas-ads on my blog. *celebrates*

  5. Larry says:

    Beam me up Scottie/a transported would be great.

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