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80 Responses to Miracles You`ll See in the Next 50 Years

  1. Profile photo of buddy
    buddy Male 30-39
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    February 8, 2007 at 1:15 am
    Link: Miracles You`ll See in the Next 50 Years - This was published 57 years ago in Popular Mechanics.
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    immortal_1 Male 18-29
    36 posts
    February 8, 2007 at 1:30 am
    Someone spelled miracles wrong.
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    dudeman1st Male 30-39
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    February 8, 2007 at 2:35 am
    And someone wrote an entirely too hopeful view of the year 2000.
  4. Profile photo of Angello
    Angello Male 18-29
    209 posts
    February 8, 2007 at 2:41 am
    Well thats the way the year 2000 should have been.... But the cold war stopped and fast technological advancements stopped with it....
  5. Profile photo of Bennyd
    Bennyd Male 13-17
    1092 posts
    February 8, 2007 at 2:45 am
    None of them thought about Reggae Reggae sauce lol
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    notapervert Male 13-17
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    February 8, 2007 at 2:50 am
    @_@
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    PlatinumKate Female 18-29
    301 posts
    February 8, 2007 at 2:51 am
    yep, I`ve been hosing out the house for 7 years now. The towel drying everything is a bitch though.
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    SarahofBorg Female 18-29
    3564 posts
    February 8, 2007 at 2:56 am
    :D great stuff, written by morons. I love how they overestimate solar power.
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    R_U_Kidding Male 18-29
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    February 8, 2007 at 2:57 am
    As if the dissolving plastic plates and underwear-candy (!) wasn`t bad enough: "Before has a chance to gather much strength and speed as it travels westward toward Florida, oil is spread over the sea and ignited."
    Does anybody else find that an incredibly BAD IDEA?!?!
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    chikoori Female 18-29
    1011 posts
    February 8, 2007 at 2:59 am
    FAIL >.<!
  11. Profile photo of Shisi
    Shisi Male 18-29
    779 posts
    February 8, 2007 at 3:01 am
    Haha. Some of it is true. I`ve seen candy underwear...
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    ladydarkwind Female 18-29
    106 posts
    February 8, 2007 at 3:08 am
    yep, edible undies. food from sawdust is bizare though.
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    lolakitty72 Female 30-39
    1972 posts
    February 8, 2007 at 3:21 am
    Still no flying cars...stupid 50`s propaganda X(
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    Scotchy Male 18-29
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    February 8, 2007 at 4:09 am
    who wrote this failed at life..
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    Qpax Male 18-29
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    February 8, 2007 at 6:44 am
    I love the way they assume that although technology will be so much more advanced, society will be exactly the same...
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    Deadman3215 Male 18-29
    536 posts
    February 8, 2007 at 7:00 am
    Mostly everything there is feasibly possible. Most of them are just not cost efficient. Like the rocket ride from New York to San Francisco. That is def. possible in todays world just it would cost a crapload, Though there prediction is true if you think of Jet Planes... Either way, Interesting link. This is sorta like the "Computer Predictions" from the 60s except more in general. Thanks for submitting this!
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    Felice1 Female 50-59
    43 posts
    February 8, 2007 at 8:02 am
    I love the predictions that they have for "calculating machines"...those that predict the weather can do "thousands of calculations per minute" and a light will turn on to tell an operator that "a vacuum tube has burned out". 50 or so variables to predict the weather, eh? Hehehehehe

    Still and all they didn`t really do too bad considering...sure a lot of the stuff was obviously overly optimistic nonsense that no one thought about before they wrote it, but the stuff about communication and some of the medical comments are fairly close.

    But still it was all photoshopped.

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    zoinks Male 13-17
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    February 8, 2007 at 8:05 am
    i found that increibly boring and ACTUALLY FELL ASLEEP while reading this. it wasnt late. and i fell asleepon the keyboard. it was only like 8:00 pm!
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    ten_10 Female 18-29
    607 posts
    February 8, 2007 at 8:07 am
    Anyone else read that article in that "wacky" 50`s-infomovie-style voice?
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    rawr_noozle Female 18-29
    211 posts
    February 8, 2007 at 8:14 am
    Well, the hosing the house thing is possible. But who wants a house filled with nothing but waterproof or plastic stuff? :(
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    MaruDashi Female 18-29
    237 posts
    February 8, 2007 at 8:58 am
    -eats sawdust and orders clothes from a tv phone looking thing-
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    snapplemouse Female 13-17
    160 posts
    February 8, 2007 at 9:45 am
    Anyone else read that article in that "wacky" 50`s-infomovie-style voice?
    -----
    And I stuck a lot of un-nessesary "Golly GEE!"`s in there. ^^;;
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    gabcab Male 13-17
    404 posts
    February 8, 2007 at 10:43 am
    Gosh mom, why don`t we take a ride in our family helicopter?

    lol

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    Hansbo Male 18-29
    901 posts
    February 8, 2007 at 10:43 am
    Wow, they`ll have automatons making 1000 calculations per minute!!!
    What is that, like 1/60 KHZ?
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    B-Hazard Male 18-29
    2958 posts
    February 8, 2007 at 10:46 am
    -i found that increibly boring and ACTUALLY FELL ASLEEP while reading this. it wasnt late. and i fell asleepon the keyboard. it was only like 8:00 pm!-

    Then you probably have narcolepsy.

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    pat125 Male 18-29
    756 posts
    February 8, 2007 at 11:05 am
    "Because everything in her house is waterproof, the housewife of 2000 can do her daily cleaning with a hose"

    ROFL!!

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    hannah_h Female 13-17
    155 posts
    February 8, 2007 at 11:10 am
    Food from sawdust?
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    Lorah Female 18-29
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    February 8, 2007 at 11:19 am
    chemical shaving cream doesn`t sound safe to me lol
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    rockerbunny Female 18-29
    173 posts
    February 8, 2007 at 11:31 am
    Well, we have Nair. That`s basically a chemical shaving cream. It only takes 10 minutes, stings like hell, and smells horrible.
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    IkeRay Male 18-29
    2704 posts
    February 8, 2007 at 11:41 am
    anybody watching the show 2057 on the science channel/discovery channel/national geographic channel? its pretty much like this, and who knows, it could be like that...

    back to the future thought we would all be in flying cars and have hoover everything in 8 years, and we are far from having everyone flying. it is a very good prediction for the time period. had there not been the 60`s and 80`s, we might have these things. and its not like us in 2000`s have helped, we are all obsessed with the internet.

  31. Profile photo of tbid2
    tbid2 Male 18-29
    49 posts
    February 8, 2007 at 11:44 am
    lolakitty72 said: "Still no flying cars...stupid 50`s propaganda X("

    Yes, yes there is:The Skycar

    But expect to pay $500,000 - $1,000,000

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    N1kk1 Female 13-17
    1463 posts
    February 8, 2007 at 12:04 pm
    oh dear, reggae reggae sauce, i missed that has n e one got the clip from it???
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    i_love_anime Female 18-29
    206 posts
    February 8, 2007 at 12:57 pm
    i wish we were advanced as the 50`s thought we would be...
    *sigh*
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    KnightmareOH Male 18-29
    285 posts
    February 8, 2007 at 12:57 pm
    And yet they had no forethought of a woman not being a housewife, cook, or staying at home
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    JAXLEY Male 18-29
    988 posts
    February 8, 2007 at 1:18 pm
    yeah well in the year 2000 scientists predicted we would have the first hover-car in 2005.

    Yep, that worked out well...

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    Ailurophile7 Female 18-29
    21 posts
    February 8, 2007 at 1:28 pm
    Yeah, I love how even with all this technology they never even considered how society might change. Notice how it`s still the woman doing the cooking and cleaning?
  37. Profile photo of Invalok
    Invalok Male 18-29
    724 posts
    February 8, 2007 at 1:31 pm
    Eating food made out of sawdust! YAY

    The 2k wife will be able to wash everything with a hose, because its all waterproof! ... Alowing for the man to quickly "Hose" away those undesirable bodly fluids from ... you get it.

    Men will be able to wisk away hairs with a chemical compound, no more shaving! ... just dont apply directly to the forehead.

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    Tyrizzle Male 18-29
    908 posts
    February 8, 2007 at 2:08 pm
    Lets see...I don`t put nair on my face like they think we would
  39. Profile photo of Tyrizzle
    Tyrizzle Male 18-29
    908 posts
    February 8, 2007 at 2:12 pm
    lolakitty72 said: "Still no flying cars...stupid 50`s propaganda X("

    Yes, yes there is:The Skycar

    But expect to pay $500,000 - $1,000,000

    that thing is so ridiculously lame in the videos...
    SO FAKE looking...

  40. Profile photo of IkeRay
    IkeRay Male 18-29
    2704 posts
    February 8, 2007 at 3:07 pm
    flying cars have been made, but will be unusable until EVERYONE gets navigation, then it will all be self-driven cars, nobody will have the freedom to drive their cars, just ride in them.

    and "How would ordering of the television be a "miracle" I think its just plain stupid"

    what do you think shop at home is? they show you something on tv and you call in (ala the lady in the ad).

  41. Profile photo of BookWyrm10
    BookWyrm10 Male 18-29
    30 posts
    February 8, 2007 at 3:36 pm
    a tv with telophone and radio that lets you order things
    lets see i stream video order computer parts listen to the radio and talk to friends on the same machine
    wow that sounds pretty close to what they predicted
    so they got one almost right we just call it a computer
  42. Profile photo of gabcab
    gabcab Male 13-17
    404 posts
    February 8, 2007 at 3:40 pm
    Back then shopping on TV sounded like the coolest thing ever, since there were no computers or anything. Just think of it as amazon.com, except change the name to the amazon channel
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    NumbuhZero Female 18-29
    878 posts
    February 8, 2007 at 3:44 pm
    0.o
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    STARTSOMETIN Male 18-29
    561 posts
    February 8, 2007 at 4:10 pm
    this sucks when something is linked to this site it gets like 100 hits a minute and that crashes the server >:(
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    wales4eva Male 13-17
    572 posts
    February 8, 2007 at 4:22 pm
    well thats great a crashed server
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    GrnFantasic Male 13-17
    602 posts
    February 8, 2007 at 4:52 pm
    Great another site in the graveyard because of us.
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    B-Hazard Male 18-29
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    February 8, 2007 at 5:00 pm
    IAB is going to gain a rep as the grim reaper of popular weblinks, lol.
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    Dweed Male 13-17
    18 posts
    February 8, 2007 at 5:18 pm
    mmmmm...sawdust...
  49. Profile photo of dsi2
    dsi2 Male 13-17
    15 posts
    February 8, 2007 at 5:32 pm
    Also the thing about solar power being useless that someone said on page one is untrue watch 2057, scientists have a already found a chemical that absorbs every type of sunlight now they just have to arrange the molecules in the best way possible.
    Go here for more.
  50. Profile photo of B-Hazard
    B-Hazard Male 18-29
    2958 posts
    February 8, 2007 at 5:44 pm
    They said they `overestimated` solar power in the article, not that it was useless.

    And even if scientists have found a more effective chemical to harvest solar power, it`s going to be a while before it gets put to use. That would be the reason they still had low percentage solar panels in the show.

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    xtreme_dude Male 18-29
    1372 posts
    February 8, 2007 at 5:55 pm
    pretty strange
  52. Profile photo of jdelaney
    jdelaney Female 18-29
    82 posts
    February 8, 2007 at 7:07 pm
    Actually I did see the flying car at a Ripley`s exhibition once. Worked well enough, but it was crazy expensive and looks like it came out of some pre-teen anime. And I twitched multiple times when they referred to women as only being housewives. There`s nothing wrong at all with being one, but its just so stupid to think that in such a so-called advanced society, women would still be chained to the home.
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    DarkfireX Male 13-17
    70 posts
    February 8, 2007 at 8:08 pm
    Imagine like, playing a good game, say Halo 2 (though it`s old, it still pwns) running on a machine capable of making a whopping 1000 calculations a minute!
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    mushslipvayn Male 13-17
    146 posts
    February 8, 2007 at 8:39 pm
    ...My comp wont even load the pics!!!!
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    Aqausixio Female 18-29
    1397 posts
    February 8, 2007 at 9:37 pm
    I am high and I was still bored by this.
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    Ultran128 Male 13-17
    204 posts
    February 8, 2007 at 9:50 pm
    It doesn`t work. But by the comments I have determined they have predicted the mighty Wii! Minus the waterproof thing.
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    tbid2 Male 18-29
    49 posts
    February 8, 2007 at 10:02 pm
    The skycar is NOT fake. It was discussed into some detail on the Discovery channel, as well as one was sold on Ebay: $3 million price tag

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    stumped4ever Male 13-17
    577 posts
    February 8, 2007 at 10:08 pm
    Male, 13-17, Western US
    113 Posts Thursday, February 08, 2007 3:01:30 AM
    Haha. Some of it is true. I`ve seen candy underwear...
    Hahaha so have I... in a movie
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    majwhite Male 18-29
    250 posts
    February 8, 2007 at 10:12 pm
    TV phone = QVC AND HSN
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    artistchick7 Female 18-29
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    February 8, 2007 at 10:48 pm
    I`ve seen candy underwear and bras... but they aren`t for daily uses :-P
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    DoughnutBoy Male 13-17
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    February 8, 2007 at 10:59 pm
    hmm i wonder is the 2057 show is gunna be right
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    MagicMoose Male 13-17
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    February 8, 2007 at 11:30 pm
    so if they thought we would be eating sawdust... couldnt i just eat my desk?
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    mcnaial1 Male 18-29
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    February 9, 2007 at 1:00 am
    People in the 1950`s must have been really disapointed when 2000 hit.
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    xDDitsmee Female 18-29
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    February 9, 2007 at 1:29 am
    It`d be amusing if the guys who wrote this are like 87 now and like "damnit, where`s the meltable plates and such?!"
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    glocktypus Female 18-29
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    February 9, 2007 at 1:37 am
    Funny, they still had gender roles in place over the next 50 years, I loved the look on the women`s face who gets to hose the couch...
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    Link1919 Male 13-17
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    February 9, 2007 at 2:43 am
    lol im not reading that
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    yakkitori Female 13-17
    630 posts
    February 9, 2007 at 3:09 am
    REGGAE REGGAE SAUCE http://www.reggaereggaesauce.com/
    wehey dragons den was a bit good this week.
    i couldnt be bothered to read all of that
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    FLB Female 18-29
    1229 posts
    February 9, 2007 at 6:25 am
    awww, its so sweet what people thought the year 2000 was going to be like.
    so very very wrong.
    Although, in another 50/70 years people will be doing the same things to the predictions that we make.
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    Trucast Male 18-29
    162 posts
    February 9, 2007 at 1:24 pm
    If you think about it, a TV-Phone is just like the internet. We order shizzle of the net don`t we? Granted it isnt from a friendly woman on the other side, but still...
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    blue_mess Male 13-17
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    February 9, 2007 at 4:18 pm
    lol, people over-estimate about the future. For all we know, the only new thing in 10 years time will be non-melting ice cream 0.0
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    newgurl50112 Female 13-17
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    February 9, 2007 at 6:41 pm
    Stuff like this is fascinating...
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    joeyhndc Male 18-29
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    February 10, 2007 at 12:22 am
    They got most of the medicine stuff right at least... Average age is pretty close to bang on.
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    lieunym Female 18-29
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    February 10, 2007 at 5:03 am
    My plateee... It`s MELTING!!
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    a_sloth_is Male 18-29
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    February 10, 2007 at 11:55 am
    I think it`s funny how they keep mentioning the "house wife" lol!
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    CanoeReeves Female 13-17
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    February 10, 2007 at 12:34 pm
    I love how under the title of the magazine it says, "Written so you can understand it".
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    violingirl77 Female 13-17
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    February 10, 2007 at 3:46 pm
    Hey, they got some of them right. The internet (shop with your phone and a tv) was right.
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    jjcruiser13 Female 18-29
    706 posts
    February 10, 2007 at 6:35 pm
    Of course the social standards are the same. They couldn`t imagine back then having women *gasp!* leave the home and work instead of being a slave to the men!
    They did predict some things right, but not exactly.
    Their disposible plates idea is not too far off, we just throw them in a garbage than melt them.
    They rightly predicted that cancer is not cured yet!
    I think that they overlook the "waterproof" house. What if you bring in a book? You`re screwed. As if everything in the house would be plastic, that would suck.
    That`s the 50s for ya.
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    fusion42x Female 18-29
    157 posts
    February 14, 2007 at 3:00 pm
    Haha, waterproof furniture thats funny, actually some of these could be done but it would cost a lot of money, like melting dishes and solar powered items. The lake on the roof for air-conditioning idea was dumb but it would be fun to have.
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    Mbirdgurl Female 13-17
    920 posts
    February 14, 2007 at 3:45 pm
    But... we`re all too lazy to do this...
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    mrwnt Male 18-29
    334 posts
    February 15, 2007 at 7:20 pm
    it`s interesting that we always predict that the future will come faster than it really will.

    take "Back To the Future," it`s almost 2010, the year that they travel to in the movie, with the flying cars and the 3d billboards, and we are no where near it.

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