What the future looked like: Back to the future
My teachers and professors told me 40 years ago if I got a science degree I would get a job in the field. Got my BS in Physics and still waiting for that job. Wound up doing software for the telecomm induitry which is OK but has nothing to do with themodynamics, fourier analysis, nuclear physics.
I'm still looking for my rocket car. I saw National Geographics from the late 40's at my grandparents, with ads showing how in the seventies we would be driving rocket cars - we would be wearing suits and fedoras, but we would have rocket cars.
the one that comes to my mind is dick tracys wrist radio, can you imagine not having a cell phone today.
Yeh i remember just 10 years ago i got excited at something like searching on yahoo, now it's everyday job.