Call this the future?

So, it’s now 2009.

Only a year until the time frame of the sequel to 2001: A Space Oddessy.

And I do not have any of the following:

– A jetpack
– An atomic-powered anything
– A robot butler
– A ray gun
– Food pills

Unacceptable. We can do better than this.


  1. Teleports.



  2. I fucking NEED a robot butler man!

  3. … my dad has an atomic-powered glowing keychain…

  4. We do have other pretty awesome things.

  5. I have all that stuff. Blame Labour.

  6. that’s because newzeland has banished most nuclear powered tech.
    We do have cool communicators that flip opan and touch pads. We do have cheap rockets now but the absorption cost of rocket fuel means the average kiwi cant have a rocket though.

    Do microwave weapons that make you shit your pants and give you a mignrane count as a ray guy?

    Food pills suck !!

    We do have robot vacuum cleaners but do you really want a mass produced artificially intelligent slave race with the potential to be superior to you? Have you not learned from the matrix or the terminator about the perils of making robots better than you?

  7. To be fair, you do have a tricorder.

  8. Having seen James May testing the current state of jet packs…

    .. yeah no. 🙂

  9. But… lolcats, rickrolling and twitter. Go back and tell your five-year-old self about that future. Better step back quick before he kicks you in the shins.

  10. Ah-ha! I have an atomic wristwatch. Unfortunately it’s not futuristic, it’s my Granddad’s old Swiss watch, with Radium paint on the dial so you can tell the time in the dark…