Cassettes are replaced by CDs, which are almost outdated now because of iTunes. Hybrids are no longer seen as an “out-there” car idea, and LCD screens have become a common feature on equipment. So what’s on the horizon for technology?
It’s definitely not flying cars, space houses and other Jetson-like ideas if our current focus continues. Instead of exploring the universe, we concentrate on adding vacuums to cars, which I heard about last night on The Nightly News with Brian Williams.
Are we as a nation turning our technology efforts to what’s practical, instead of far-fetched, sci-fi ideas? If so, it’s about time.
This new Honda minivan will include a built-in vacuum cleaner — something many parents may be grateful for (read more about the van here).
But, it made me think. Are we as a nation turning our technology efforts to what’s practical, instead of far-fetched, sci-fi ideas? If so, it’s about time.
Maybe the recession finally taught us what happens we you live too large, but I think we’ve started looking at what we really need and making that a reality. For example, I’m not sure how much a mission to Mars benefits my daily life, but I’m sure a built-in car cleaner would come in handy the next time I decided to drive while eating.
Focusing on what we actually need, instead of big (and expensive) ideas is what our industry needs right now. I’m not saying we can’t dream and plan for a better future — I would just rather have “smart” technology around that makes the ride a little less messy.