5 Sci-fi inventions (that would actually suck)

7 11 2007

5 Awesome Sci-Fi Inventions (That Would Actually Suck)
By CRACKED Staff, Keith Mclean
(Via Cracked.com)

Yo I can dig this article. I always thought flying cars would be insane. there are millions of accidents driving in 2 dimensions, imagine 3 dimensions. parallel parking might be easier, but seeing all around you is so effed up. you can’t see below you. computer’s will make sensors, but they’ll screw up a lot.

Remember all those Star Trek gadgets you wished you had because they looked so cool? Well, it turns out looking cool is about all they’d be good for.

Here’s five inventions that will be available some day … though you may not want them when they get here.
#5. Flying Cars

As seen in:
Blade Runner, The Fifth Element, Back to the Future II, Futurama, The Jetsons … it’s actually kind of difficult to list sci-fi that doesn’t feature some variation of the flying car.

Why we thought we wanted it:
First, we don’t mean some kind of sissy half-plane, half-car hybrid that some people will try to tell you is a flying car. No, we mean real, float off the ground, how the crap is that happening, Jetsons sort of flying cars. Admit it, when you were 7 years old, there were only two things you were sure of: Transformers fucking ruled, and the future would be full of flying goddamn cars.

Of course, once you learned to drive you wanted one even more. Every time you’re stuck in traffic, you can picture yourself flipping a switch and swooping into the sky, leaving those honking bastards behind. You’d fly straight to work, free as a bird.

Why we were wrong:
Well, guess what: They’re not gonna let you do that. People just flying wherever the fuck they want would be a death warrant for every radio tower and power line in the country.

No, you’d have to fly according to a wussified autopilot, along pre-set pathways. Air-roads, in other words. And, once everybody has a flying car … well, have you ever been driving to work in a city at around, oh, eight or nine in the morning? Now, imagine if there was not just one layer of cars, but there was layer after layer of flying metal death traps creeping above and below you…”




One response

3 12 2010
Basin Taps

Sci-Fi is the best, i love sci-fi movies, books and stuffs like that. I am a man of science that is why i love it :“

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