Is it just me or does anyone else think that future tech is way overpowered and makes no sense. First of all, why is future tech discovered by Jesus holding a crystal ball? Modern science hasn't used crystal balls for a long time, it's hard to believe that they would return to it for future techs. Every future tech gives you +1 and +1 . It doesn't seem much until you start thinking about how much it'll add up. And it doesn't make sense when you think through it. Let's consider what are the possible future techs. 1. electric car that doesn't need to be charged every hours. At first you might think, 'ok, electric car, reduces emission and save you money .' Maybe it's even underpowered since it should give +1 But then you realize that they don't even drive in CivIV, they just travel on 2000 year old roads or railroads, so an electric car is just a waste of money. 2. Good OLED screens. Sure, it'll make me happy to be able to wear a t-shirt that can also act as computer screen. But does it really give me health? It'll probably hurt my health since I'm bound to be allergic to some of the organic materials. 3. Light Sabers. Ok, light sabers are pretty cool and it'll surely give me happiness, but health? Light sabers are laser, and laser will damage your eyes, except in the case of laser eye surgery, which you wouldn't use a light saber for anyways. (Ok, light saber is only for jokes) 4. Speaking of light sabers, what about 99% efficient light bulbs. It'll probably save a lot of electricity and therefore increase health, but does it make me happy? No!!! I could care less if my light bulb is 20% efficient or 99% efficient. They're all the same to me. 5. Cure for some illness (i.e. AIDS, Cancer). +1 for finding the cure. -1 for some new illness popping up. Just look at the past. Now the flu doesn't kill us, but guess what does? AIDS Also, if I get my first future tech by 1900, then by 2007 my population should all be happy and healthy. That's not the case in 2007. Let's say you get your first future tech in 2007, then by 2050, everyone is supposed to be all happy and healthy? What about the problems I mention earlier?