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10 ’80s Technologies we Never Got!

10 ’80s Technologies we Never Got!

Cartoons, TV shows and movies from the ’80s were full of the most interesting and creative technologies that we just knew we’d get one day. Over two decades later and we’re still waiting on the best ones.

1. Penny’s Computer Book (Inspector Gadget)

ComputerBook

Where have our priorities been that these are not yet a thing? And no, iPads are not the same.

2. The ability to make a spaceship out of an old Tilt-A-Whirl like River Phoenix, Ethan Hawke and that other kid did

Explorers

You tried it. You know you did.

3. Time travel in a very, very ’80s sports car

TimeTravel

Come on, you know, of all the ’80s technologies, time travel is what you wanted the most. And to do it in the most ’80s way possible: In a DeLorean (even though they only had 130 horsepower.)

4. Transforming vehicles

Transformers

In the ’80s, everything could transform into a humanoid robot. And shoot lasers. Don’t forget the lasers.

5. Robots in general

Robots

In fact, robots were EVERYWHERE in the ’80s. Robot cops. Robots from the future comin’ to kill you. Giant robots from Japan. Giant robots from Japan made-up of robotic lions (that shot laser beams.) Today’s robots are still very wimpy, in comparison.

6. Swords that shoot laser beams

SwordsShootLasers

Speaking of laser beams, why do we still not have swords that can shoot them. And swords that can call our friends when we’re in a fight with a thousand year old mummy and his mutant friends?

7. Swords that ARE laser beams

LaserSwords

There’s just no excuse for this one. None at all.

8. Talking cars

TalkingCars

Navigation systems don’t count! You know what we’re after here.

9. The ability to shrink people, animals and things

Shrinl

Innerspace > Honey I Shrunk the Kids

10. Ectoblasters

Ectoblasters

Hey, those are laser beams too!

 

 

 

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