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Date: 01/04/05 01:59 AM

32 Responses to Life in the Year 2000

  1. Profile photo of buddy
    buddy Male 30-39
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    January 4, 2005 at 2:00 am
    Link: Life in the Year 2000 - A look into the future: ``It looks as if everything will be so easy that people will probably die from sheer boredom.``

    :-)

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    vertigomax Male 18-29
    40 posts
    January 4, 2005 at 2:11 am
    wow...lol...
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    talleysgrrl Female 30-39
    359 posts
    January 4, 2005 at 2:30 am
    Interesting link...:-)
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    deppaholic Female 18-29
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    January 4, 2005 at 4:28 am
    "The office will be air-conditioned with stimulating scents and extra oxygen - to give a physical and psychological lift."
    Sounds like something from Brave New World by Aldous Huxley.
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    Ikari Male 18-29
    161 posts
    January 4, 2005 at 6:36 am
    People should stop thinking too much about the future and enjoy the present :/
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    niccole Female 18-29
    519 posts
    January 4, 2005 at 7:54 am
    sugar made from sawdust and foodless foods? wow, they were right on the money with those two..
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    greenknight Male 30-39
    72 posts
    January 4, 2005 at 8:30 am
    Wow, a 24-hour work week. If only.
  8. Profile photo of gizmo331
    gizmo331 Male 18-29
    384 posts
    January 4, 2005 at 8:54 am
    Actually we DO have things today that are very similar (if not the exact same thing) to some what is being decscribed. Such as:

    "You`ll have a home control room - an electronics centre, where messages will be recorded when you`re away from home. This will play back when you return, and also give you up-to-the minute world news, and transcribe your latest mail."
    ^ Answering Machines, Internet, Home Entertainment center

    "The status symbol of the year 2000 will be the home computer help, which will help mother tend the children, cook the meals and issue reminders of appointments."
    ^Internet

    "Cooking will be in solar ovens with microwave controls. Garbage will be refrigerated, and pressed into fertiliser pellets."
    ^Microwave ovens, trash compacters

    "Mail and newspapers will be reproduced instantly anywhere in the world by facsimile."
    ^Fax machines, Internet

    (continued...)

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    Lou Two Male 18-29
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    January 4, 2005 at 8:56 am
    Fax is short for facsimile
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    gizmo331 Male 18-29
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    January 4, 2005 at 8:59 am
    (...from previous)

    "There will be machines doing the work of clerks, shorthand writers and translators. Machines will "talk" to each other."
    ^Again, Internet

    "By the year 2020, five per cent of the world`s population will have emigrated into space. Many will have visited the moon and beyond."
    ^This actually seems plausible by 2020...assuming the world`s space programs can figure out how to cooperate correctly.

    And people live to be 85 quite frequently due to advances in medicine.

    So they really weren`t THAT far off on some of these things.

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    gizmo331 Male 18-29
    384 posts
    January 4, 2005 at 9:02 am
    in today`s terms, yes. fax IS short for facsimile. but in the 50`s and 60`s, it meant "copy."

    don`t forget, people didn`t have fax machines back then.

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    JLiu Female 30-39
    863 posts
    January 4, 2005 at 11:15 am
    How very, vanilla. I like the cartoons of the future houses better.
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    Scorpion215 Female 18-29
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    January 4, 2005 at 3:54 pm
    :-/
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    niccole Female 18-29
    519 posts
    January 4, 2005 at 4:09 pm
    ok gizmo, you didnt need to take it into detail..we can all read and understand the article for ourselves.
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    Wildcat07070 Female 13-17
    2035 posts
    January 4, 2005 at 4:50 pm
    Interesting.
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    i_love_anime Female 18-29
    206 posts
    January 4, 2005 at 6:48 pm
    i wish we were the future that the 60`s thought we would be...
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    gizmo331 Male 18-29
    384 posts
    January 4, 2005 at 6:59 pm
    yeah, well f*ck you. i`ll write what i want regardless of whether or not you feel it was necessary for me to write it.
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    mochasista Female 18-29
    79 posts
    January 4, 2005 at 8:03 pm
    Cars will travel overland on an 18 inch air cushion.
    Oooo can I have one.
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    hckyguy14 Male 18-29
    356 posts
    January 4, 2005 at 8:06 pm
    "n commercial transportation, there will be travel at 1000 m.p.h."

    Haha, damn, I do about 1/10th that now. If only....

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    HOBYandy Male 18-29
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    January 4, 2005 at 8:54 pm
    haha. if only.
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    smigbaafm Male 18-29
    648 posts
    January 4, 2005 at 9:06 pm
    Reminds me of an episode of Harvey Birdman Attorney at Law:

    Mr. Jetson:HELLO, CAVE MAN, I AM FROM THE FAR OFF YEAR OF 2002....
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    JLiu Female 30-39
    863 posts
    January 4, 2005 at 10:31 pm
    ^Smigbaafm LMAO!!! Very true. I had forgoten about that episode. Day later they reach the desk. That whole episode is very funny.
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    Kamichi-chan Female 13-17
    621 posts
    January 4, 2005 at 10:39 pm
    Interesting. It`s odd how we have a lot of that, and yet they still somehow manage to make it sound crazy to my ears. )-|

    And Gizmo, thank you. Yes, we probably could figure out a lot of that for ourselves, but it`s still interesting to read and no one is forcing anyone to read your list. :-)

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    Nneri Female 13-17
    992 posts
    January 4, 2005 at 11:29 pm
    Ha ha, as if.
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    whohahh Male 30-39
    23 posts
    January 5, 2005 at 12:02 am
    Yeah, I liked that Birdman too.
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    emolita Female 13-17
    32 posts
    January 5, 2005 at 1:21 am
    I don`t think that was actually written in the year 1961 or whatever, because at the bottom of the page it said something about copyright 1999...
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    gizmo331 Male 18-29
    384 posts
    January 5, 2005 at 8:21 am
    thats the webpage`s publication date.
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    gizmo331 Male 18-29
    384 posts
    January 5, 2005 at 8:23 am
    the quotes actually ARE from science and technology articles during the 50`s and 60`s.
    go look them up. there`s hundreds of predictions like that from that era.
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    smigbaafm Male 18-29
    648 posts
    January 5, 2005 at 10:50 pm
    It`s also kinda like Back to the Future, in the 80`s they said we would have flying cars and such by now.....
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    gizmo331 Male 18-29
    384 posts
    January 6, 2005 at 3:32 pm
    you can`t blame them really.

    based on the current technology they had at the time and the exponential development of technology at the time, it seemed like a logical conclusion.

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    eastsiderepp Male 18-29
    2620 posts
    January 6, 2005 at 4:01 pm
    Yup. I`ve seen things like that before. Sometimes in Popular Science, they feature predictions from the past that aren`t nearly as possible now.
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    p-ball4life Male 18-29
    645 posts
    March 2, 2005 at 8:14 pm
    haha sweet

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