I'm gonna tel you something pretty damn brutal here. Most things we see in science fiction simply isn't possible. We sadly do in fact understand the basics of everyday atoms and how they relate to one another.
Things like worm holes, warp drives, hover cars, anti gravity devices, and deep space travel to another solar system won't happen.
We won't have true A. I ntil we understand consciousness, brain structures and our the billions of connects. THERE WON'T be real thinking robots or A. I for thousands of years or maybe even never.
We won't ever have quantum computers. Why? Because at a quantum level there is too much unpredictability with particals.
Teleportation is basically killling yourself and copying the data. Even them it would take insane amounts of power and maybe a million years for all your data to be collected (Remember you are a building block of trillions of atoms)
So realistically what can get better?
1. Land and air craft vehicles can get better and safer.
2. Better phone technology
3. Slighyl faster computers
4. Better medical tools.
5. Better TV technology
6. Better housing.
7. Better generators.
Hate to say it but the real world is very generic. All the flash science tech in movies will NEVER exist. Lastly, no aliens have ever visited earth because warp drives and space distortions don't exist. No matter how old an aliens race is they are still bound to the laws of physics which is the SAME EVERYWHERE.
RANT = OVER
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That was an interesting rant, unfortunately you're wrong in many points (not all perhaps). First of all, you claim that the law of physics are the same everywhere. They aren't! Just take neutron stars or black holes; they completely mess up the normal, classical laws of physics. They're so crazy weird that contemporary mathematicians and astronomers can't even calculate what's going on inside of them (particularly black holes). But EVEN IF these things didn't exist, you can't just claim that the law of physics are the same everywhere because you simply don't know. That's like claiming "there's no other intelligent life in the universe". You haven't visited/seen the universe, not even by a long shot. The universe is a very big and sometimes very strange place. There's no reason why in some parts of it (or even outside of it) the law of physics might be quite different. Also, there might be beings who live in a higher dimension to which our laws of physics cannot or can only partially be applied.
Secondly, as for all the future technologies you said won't become a reality: that sounds like a very naive and now-centric view of the world. I study history in my major, so I can tell you that things like what you just said have been said thousands of times before in world history. Nobody ever thought men could fly, nobody ever believed that the earth is round and you can sail around it, nobody ever even imagined many of the technologies we have today. As for wormholes and these kind of things... you might be right that we won't ever be able to use them, even if they exist. But then again, who knows what will be in 3,000 years? Do you really believe that the people in Egypt or ancient Greece had any idea of what our 21st century world would be like? Certainly not.
And as for more feasible things such as A. I. I'll tell you this: just wait and see. You're 30 now, I'm 27, so we're around the same age. Just wait 50 years and we'll talk again. You will be astonished by how incredibly fast computer and robotics technology will continue improving in the near future. I am convinced that we will be able to experience simple forms of A. I. within our lifetime. In fact, it will happen so fast that our society will be facing some serious, moral and ethical questions related to A. I. You might not believe this but I'm not the only one saying this. Many famous scientists such as astro physicist Michio Kaku say this too. I'm quite convinced time will prove you wrong.0