Where's My Jetpack?: A Guide to the Amazing Science Fiction Future That Never Arrived
It's the twenty-first century and let's be honest—things are a little disappointing. Despite every World's Fair prediction and the advertisements in comic books, we are not living the future we were promised. By now, life was supposed to be a fully automated, atomic-powered, germ-free Utopia, a place where a grown man could wear a velvet spandex unitard and not be laughed...more
This book describes the status (it's here; or it's being worked on; or it's not gonna happen) of these devices and some of the obstacles to their development.
Surprisingly, there is such a thing as a jetpack. Even more sur ...more
There's also a really interesting site called www.paleofuture.com that hosts a move called 1999 A.D. that was filmed in the sixties. It is a MUST SEE! It's actually what inspired me to get t ...more
For me, it is that there is good potential humor in this subject. Credit the author for making a number of jokes along the way. Unfortunately, I did not find many of them funny. It is better not ...more
It's a quick read, totally written for teenagers, and already a bit dated in the research, science and technology is moving so ...more
This book kept me entertained when I needed something funny sprinkled with bits of information. And it's timely, too, with technology going global and ...more
Why I picked it up: I knew that Richard would get a huge kick out of this audio. And I was right.
Why I finished it: Richard choked on the water that he was drinking several times. It was a delightful, hysterical and short ...more