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JakobVirgil  ·  3042 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Why the future isn't here yet

pneumatic sliding doors and flip-phones are awesome.

b_b  ·  3042 days ago  ·  link  ·  

The main problem with our current crop of sliding doors is that they don't make that really cool compressed air sound when opening and closing.

cwenham  ·  3042 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Years ago I worked at a company that installed a large APC backup power supply, which was almost as big as a kitchen fridge and had some futuristic styling to it. Although it was no more than a big battery, it looked like what a 1980's sci-fi movie megacomputer prop would look.

So I said, "they should provide a module you can install on these that makes it go 'Wub-Wub-Wub-Wub-Wub-Wub!'"

jmcs  ·  3042 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Yet Kirk would be dumpfounded with a flat screen.