- Mar 30, 2021
WRT Cell phones. You never read Dick Tracy or watched Star Trek?Yes, and I appreciate the lithium batteries in my drills. But we will wait for the "promised" new stuff that's ten times better. We've been promised way too many fantastic things over the years that never materialized. The fantastic stuff we have now, like that cellphone that can send you voice or pictures or videos or texts anywhere in the world, almost, was never promised like the new electric stuff (or flying cars) is being promised. If I had been told 30 years ago that I'd be carrying a tiny cellphone that could do all that and thousands more things I'd not have believed it. Too fantastic. But here it is, something we were never promised like so many other things are and have been promised that we're still waiting for.
If they do come up with batteries ten times better, very good. Electric flying will do much better than it has been, but those new batteries will also be more expensive until the patents run out.
Cell phones have been promised for years. They just never generated the excitement flying cars have. And considering the number of irresponsible cell users out there, I'm kind of glad the flying cars haven't made it. Yet!
BTW, remember the Motorola flip phones? In the military we referred to them as BEMUS for Beam Me Up Scotty.