What if Iron Man 2 sucks? Or the finale of Lost leaves us cold? Why do you care so much about things that don't care about you? It's possible that you're in an abusive relationship with pop culture.
It's nearly 2010, and we still don't have commercially available jetpacks, hover cars, or holographic televisions. Webcomic xkcd explains why the technologies we have don't match up with the technologies we expected — we failed to translate the researchers.
Disappointment sometimes seems the natural state of mind for science-fiction fans, but it's because we have so much hope. We raise our hopes again and again, only to suffer crushing disappointment. Here are the 10 worst letdowns of the 2000s.