Life in the Year 2000

Submitted by: buddy 12 years ago Misc
http://www.pixelmatic.com.au/2000/

A look into the future: ""It looks as if everything will be so easy that people will probably die from sheer boredom.""
There are 32 comments:
Male 645
haha sweet
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Male 2,620
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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Male 384
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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Male 648
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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Male 384
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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Male 384
thats the webpage`s publication date.
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Female 32
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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Male 23
Yeah, I liked that Birdman too.
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Female 992
Ha ha, as if.
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Female 621
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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Female 863
^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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Male 648
Reminds me of an episode of Harvey Birdman Attorney at Law:
[Jetsons walk in]
Mr. Jetson:HELLO, CAVE MAN, I AM FROM THE FAR OFF YEAR OF 2002....
[birdman looks at calendar:yr.2004]
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Male 3,060
haha. if only.
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Male 356
"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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Female 79
Cars will travel overland on an 18 inch air cushion.
Oooo can I have one.
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Male 384
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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Female 206
i wish we were the future that the 60`s thought we would be...
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Female 2,035
Interesting.
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Female 519
ok gizmo, you didnt need to take it into detail..we can all read and understand the article for ourselves.
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Female 7
:-/
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Female 863
How very, vanilla. I like the cartoons of the future houses better.
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Male 384
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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Male 384
(...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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Male 1,033
Fax is short for facsimile
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Male 384
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

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Male 72
Wow, a 24-hour work week. If only.
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Female 519
sugar made from sawdust and foodless foods? wow, they were right on the money with those two..
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Male 161
People should stop thinking too much about the future and enjoy the present :/
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Female 8
"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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Female 359
Interesting link...:-)
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Male 40
wow...lol...
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Male 10,115
Link: Life in the Year 2000 [Rate Link] - 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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