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Crux! It`s you!
5 was kinda right
6 was completely right except for the first sentence
if only #11 :(
adulterated produce? lol
22 would be so cool
oranges may grow in philadelphia with global warming and all ;d
cool though its probably fake ;D
that was rite! to rite...... hmmmmm ...time travel?
have you heard of sattilite pictures?
And thank you the_duke for doing my dirty work against ieatbunnies.
The term `automobile` still goes to the Italian panter Martini.
OH EM GEE THEY WERE RIGHT!!!!!11 xD
"You are partly correct, automobile was derived and the phrase coined before 1900, but it was named after Nicolaus Otto and his first combustable engine in 1876. And automobile was coined by Gottlieb Daimler when he tooks Ottos engine and attached it to a stagecoach. Although some argue it was Wilhelm Maybach around the same years."
François Isaac de Rivaz created the first internal combustion engine in 1806.
Do you really think that someone would bastardize someone`s name from Otto to auto when, coincidently, the object in question propels itself? That is a huge leap of faith. I`m not sure where you think you learned that little tidbit, but maybe you should consider thinking or looking things up before posting.
Beyond that, 2 Italians patented Otto`s engine 22 years before he created it.
Finally, Ferdinand Verbiest may have built the first steam powered car around 1672.
All of this = you lose.
Prediction #16: There will be No C, X or Q in our every-day alphabet. They will be abandoned because unnecessary. Spelling by sound will have been adopted, first by the newspapers. English will be a language of condensed words expressing condensed ideas, and will be more extensively spoken than any other. Russian will rank second.
And Goldfishgal, I GO to a free university.
You are partly correct, automobile was derived and the phrase coined before 1900, but it was named after Nicolaus Otto and his first combustable engine in 1876. And automobile was coined by Gottlieb Daimler when he tooks Ottos engine and attached it to a stagecoach. Although some argue it was Wilhelm Maybach around the same years.
Oh no, they didn`t predict the internet!
Most of the predictions were at the very least half right.
(Adjusted for inflation).
Incidentally it will take until ~2200 for humans to design a program capable of mimicking the human thought process.
Admittedly he didn`t mention routers or modems or token ring networking, but was he wrong? No.
Also, the ford model T was not the first automobile. The first AMERICAN GASOLINE powered one was 1891, and that`s not counting American steam driven ones which were earlier and that`s not counting earlier examples in Germany and before that in France in 1769.
Similarly the Wright Brothers were not the inventors of flight, nor powered flight, nor manned powered flight, nor manned powered heavier than air flight, nor even manned powered heavier than air controlled flight. All those were done before. They were the first manned powered heavier than air controlled flight... with a successful landing. Innovative huh?
If only they`d been right about the "no mosquitos or flies" thing!
And actually, the whole thing about universities being free isn`t actually too far-fetched. We have these really cool things called scholarships. Financial aid is available too, depending on need.
These predictions were just 100 years into the future... 1000 would be pretty difficult.
Sorry Sesame Street, you`re going to have to find some new sponsors.
That would be cool.
Like the living until 50 thing.
Anyway, they seemed to think that exterminating a species is a good thing.It`s good, that it didn`t come so far!
He...?its from the ladies journal...
Ohhhhhhh, the LETTER Q.Hmph.:-(
predicted the internet.wish my education was free.
But how would the abandonment of a letter occur, anyway?
Yes, in fact it was coined well before 1900:"The origin of the word automobile is credited to a 14th Century Italian painter and engineer named Martini. The word comes from the Greek word, "auto," (meaning self) and the Latin word, "mobils," (meaning moving). He never built an automobile, but he did draw plans for a man-powered carriage with four wheels."
Define "a lot".-
A lot: More than one by a bunch.
"were not a stretch of imagination, except the war one."-kennybrooks
This I don`t think is any stretch of the imagination. You just have to think what they deal with. December 1900 was before both World Wars, the first flight at Kitty Hawk and the Ford Model T. "Aerial Warships" and "Forts on Wheels" can be looked at as jets, bombers and tanks. "Fleets of airships" hiding would be the stealth technology instead of the zeppelins/balloons as envisioned here. While trench warfare went out durring WWII (thus not needing a vehicle to de-trench soldiers), others such as "balloons and flying machines will carry telescopes" could be envisioned as satellites of today.
Granted, while you still need some semblance of an imagination, it`s not that big a stretch. But you`re right on the 20% prediction any can do. This I`d say was more than 70% though.
umm..... ever heard of the televison...?
Define "a lot". That`s really stretching it.
Well..a lot of it was right, from a certian point of view!
notice how its the LADIES home journal. men, being the majority of high positions, dont know what to do next. i wonder how life would be with all-woman governments...
...you know what scratch that question.
Well, the internet is a series of tubes....
But I`m actually very surprised by the amount that they hit dead on or close enough to be negligible. Nostradamus on the staff at Ladies Home Journal?