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What techologies weren't predicted in the 60's and 70's for today?


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What techologies weren't predicted in the 60's and 70's for today?

 

 

I believe anything to do with quantum

-Teleportation of information

-Quantum computers

 



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Star Trek predicted teleportation.

 

Edit: Although obviously we haven't acheived that in any useful way asof yet.



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Star Trek predicted teleportation.

 

But not the quantum entanglement part to make teleportation work at all... although it was already predicted a few decades earlier by the Einstein, Podolsky, Rosen paradox.


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What the Internet turned into

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They probably thought the internet was just a government technology no one will use

 

guess they were wrong :keeporder:



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I think quantum tech was predicted since before the '70s; just not actually used in tech.

 

Social media? Try smart phones. HD TV. Self driving cars. The modern Internet. Video games? Eh... well they were in the 1.2G era, but I don't think 3D gaming was predicted. At least, 3D gaming in its current capabilities. 

The computer mouse. I assure you, no one predicted the computer mouse.  Or the TV remote.

The Internet being so pervasive is probably a good one, on top of the modern Internet.

 

GPS. People in the '60s, from what I heard, thought that satellite communication was something  best left for the military. Even the military probably hadn't thought of it at the time.

Cloaking devices, which we've had for almost a decade but haven't reached the consumer market as of yet.  

 

I'd say that there's a lot of things people in the '60s and '70s got wrong (walkie talkies? Try a Droid or an iPhone 5, billions of times more powerful than any computer that existed in '66), a lot of stuff they never thought of, and even more than that are things they typically assumed with sci-fi (light sabers came from this era; though this might be moving into "Proven True" territory based on recent news) that are obviously impossible with current tech and possibly even future tech (anti-gravity propulsion? Well define "anti-gravity" because if you cancel gravity in any spot, you destroy the planet)


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I think social media was kind of predicted, but it came way sooner than people back then thought it would. Star Trek is set in the 23rd century, isn't it?

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I think social media was kind of predicted, but it came way sooner than people back then thought it would. Star Trek is set in the 23rd century, isn't it?

Well there were those vacuum tube communication ideas from the '30s. 


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