Are you sad about the lack of science-fictioney technology in real life? Do you wish you could live in an awesome steampunk world? In either case, today's SMBC comic has you covered:
Incidentally, I see the potential for a whole new brand of science fiction here — Anti-punk: An alternate history genre where technology developed more slowly than it did in our world. The purpose of the genre would be to let modern readers feel better about our lack of flying cars and jet-packs by comparison. "Hey, at least we have airplanes!"