Reflecting on the progress of technology (although this may be extremely obvious) it seems to be that every major step forward has been to make things more instantaneous. Communication now, information now, now, now, now…With our broadband, Google, cell-phones, and the like, we want everything now.
Transportation and movement of goods, although improved my leaps and bounds in the last 200 years, is still a major hinderence because of its slowness. When I can talk to someone on the other end of the planet, almost on a whim, to me it is unacceptable that it take me 24+ hours to travel there.
Research into teleportation is growing and God Bless physicists who are working on this. It can’t happen soon enough.