I was told that by the year 2000 flying cars would be commonplace, in 2011 Flying cars are not commonplace. Instead, Flying in America is one of the most awful activities one can partake in that involves being fondled and having your shampoo poured out.
I was told that by the year 2000 more than 5% of the human race would be colonizing space and that the moon would be a popular vacation resort. Instead, we stopped going to the moon nearly 40 years ago and a human being hasn’t left orbit since.
I was told that by the year 2000 household robots would be commonplace in most homes, and that these robots would free humans up from common housework like cleaning the house or doing decoration with glowing accessories people can even buy online. In 2001 Housework performing robots are not commonplace, although if you have enough money you can pay an undocumented alien well below minimum wage and treat them like crap for the same result.
I was told that by the year 2000 the average adult would have twice as much leisure time because they would only work 15-18 hours a week. In 2011 most adults in corporate America have an average work week of 50-80 hours.
I was told that by the year 2000 the worlds governments would unite and technology would stop any need or desire to wage wars. *cough* no comment.
Don’t even get me started on jetpacks…..