Last week, there was an interesting but subtle change in the way that Americans talk about the future. And it’s probably a sign of bad things ahead for technology.
Kickstarter and vaporware go hand-in-hand, but as it turns out, there is a limit. That limit, apparently, is a laser-powered razor with no good prototype.
The tech industry is riddled with vaporware — those products that get a big public announcement, but never actually find their way to stores. And it’s always been this way. Just ask investors who were throwing lots of money at airship companies at the turn of the 20th century.