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Science Fiction Today – Transportation, Take 3

With our Science Fiction Today posts, we like to explore the ideas from Science Fiction and how they might come about in the world today, or in our near future. Because really, it’s more fun to think about today’s problems in terms of what they can become, rather than what they are now.

One of the topics we’ve talked about most with Science Fiction Today, meanwhile, is transportation. Maybe it’s because modern transportation is a drag – and maybe it’s because with the Internet, the world is getting smaller and we want to be able to travel like it is!

We’ve talked about transportation first in the face of the sequester, when they were worried about travel delays, and then when Holly was considering it after flying and having to wait. There are some advantages to flying – you can get stuff done, like reading, work, handheld games. Electronics have made this form of travel very versatile. Well, except for the take-off and landing…

I saw something this week that made me think about transportation a little bit differently, and I thought I would share it, continuing our ongoing consideration of science-fictional forms of transport – Today! Continue reading

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Google Glass – I Want My HUD

May not be realistic if this is my expectation of Google Glass. Found on http://ironman3news.com/pictures/

May not be realistic if this is my expectation of Google Glass. Found on http://ironman3news.com/pictures/

Maybe it’s seeing Iron Man 3, but I’ve been thinking about Google Glass. The idea of having a Heads-up Display is pretty excellent. I’m not always a first adopter, as many of my early-adopted purchases have ended up painfully buggy.

So waiting a bit to get a product like this, until many of the kinks are worked out, is probably a good idea. There are a lot of things that are nice once the content is there too – an app store without many apps is not nearly so interesting, for instance. The same could be said for new gaming consoles, I suppose.

Still, in some ways I feel like the choice is not yet mine to make. What do you think about Google Glass? A couple of my main thoughts to follow! Continue reading