Friday Fictioneers – Dreams

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PHOTO PROMPT © J Hardy Carroll

They promised me cheap and plentiful power, Dick Tracy watches, moon bases, freedom to make the life I wanted. They promised me flying cars.

I guess I got the watch. The internet was unexpected, and that’s wonderful. The nastiness, less so.

Where’s my flying car?

 

Friday fictioneers is a weekly challenge set by Rochelle Wisoff Fields to write a 100-word story in response to a photo prompt. You can find other stories here

64 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – Dreams

  1. One day we might all hover personal Drone, but will people behave; drive sensible; not stop on their neighbours.
    The only limit these days is our own imagination, think it and someone will deliver.
    I am thinking Lamb Curry.

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  2. This reminds me of a meme I saw on social media about how we thought we would have flying cars by 2020 and instead, here we are teaching people how to wash their hands. If it’s any comfort, Neil those flying cars will be here soon enough. Just don’t know if we will be around to see them.

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  3. We did get it mostly wrong didn’t we! I remember food sucked out of a tube was predicted to save us time and one piece clothing, along with those
    jet packs. Now the internet is interesting. Ada Lovelace thought that Babbage’s difference machine would lead to something that could write poetry and he just saw it as a giant accurate calculator.

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  4. Nice one. I believe a flying car made by AeroMobil is due this year, it does have a price tag though. And the only reason we have fast internet is so that people can download movies 😉

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  5. Actually, we’ve had flying car prototypes around for decades. I’m smiling at the above comment about how we would need to participate in murmurations. I think the technology is out there, but consider the problems of setting up and implementing air traffic control centers.

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