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Date: 03/23/12 04:40 PM

59 Responses to BEHOLD THE FUTURE!

  1. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    March 23, 2012 at 4:37 pm
    Link: BEHOLD THE FUTURE! - ...according to 1958.
  2. Profile photo of jamie76
    jamie76 Male 30-39
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    March 23, 2012 at 4:46 pm
    Nah, we did exactly the opposite of most of that.
  3. Profile photo of McGovern1981
    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    March 23, 2012 at 4:53 pm
    LOL! Atomic optimism reminds me of Fallout.
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    Buzzard250 Male 18-29
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    March 23, 2012 at 4:54 pm
    Hahaha like some of this is just being put into effect now but it will never happen completely ever.
  5. Profile photo of Vligon
    Vligon Male 18-29
    594 posts
    March 23, 2012 at 5:01 pm
    Interesting that we`re able to see some predictions come true...
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    faustsshadow Male 30-39
    441 posts
    March 23, 2012 at 5:10 pm
    Well, we are missing most of those. However, we do have . . . internet porn . . .
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    Buiadh Male 30-39
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    March 23, 2012 at 5:12 pm
    So in the future we poo all over the Earth?
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    March 23, 2012 at 5:23 pm
    Radiant Heat on the highways! lolz! That`s actually more dangerous than we can imagine. Try going a little slower. Never mind the cost! Oy!
    Rear-view TV? Hey they got that mostly correct.
    5:22 TV in the family car? Check!
    yay science! Wow I can hardly wait for 2008!
    6:45 Cargo rocket -FTW!
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    Essen Male 18-29
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    March 23, 2012 at 5:27 pm
    Am I the onlyone thinking Highway loby ala 1958?
    - Captain obviouse
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    unmercyfuldu Male 18-29
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    March 23, 2012 at 5:36 pm
    All brought to you by limitless fossil fuel. Haha
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    Langer Male 18-29
    394 posts
    March 23, 2012 at 6:00 pm
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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
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    March 23, 2012 at 6:02 pm
    WAITAMINNIT! "Advances in technology will give us more time for leisure" and, apparently, lots and lots of lengthy vacations. Whatever happened to that?
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    bacon_pie Male 30-39
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    March 23, 2012 at 6:07 pm
    The future of tomorrow...TODAY!!!
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    piperfawn Male 30-39
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    March 23, 2012 at 6:38 pm
    Gerry can you do the ambulance as a model?

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    Ajikan Male 18-29
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    March 23, 2012 at 6:48 pm
    Who could have guess that sort of car fetish country would later start bloody wars half way across the world to fuel their gas gurgling lifestyle.
  16. Profile photo of DuckBoy87
    DuckBoy87 Male 18-29
    3284 posts
    March 23, 2012 at 6:52 pm
    Disclaimer: Neither you nor your great-great-grandchild will see this in their lifetime.
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    Ripper398 Male 18-29
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    March 23, 2012 at 7:11 pm
    There is a reason this is done in cartoon... damn them and their fake optimism.
  18. Profile photo of OldOllie
    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    March 23, 2012 at 7:17 pm
    We`d have all this stuff today if it wasn`t for the damned Democrats!
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    clockwork208 Male 30-39
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    March 23, 2012 at 7:19 pm
    This could not have been made by anyone who had any basic scientific knowledge at all.
  20. Profile photo of TheShape
    TheShape Male 30-39
    568 posts
    March 23, 2012 at 7:20 pm
    I feel ripped off.
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    r66tramp Male 40-49
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    March 23, 2012 at 7:44 pm
    Makes me want to watch Blade Runner so I can see where we are in 200 years from now.
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    freddyferret Male 40-49
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    March 23, 2012 at 7:50 pm
    There were a couple of things in that video that we sort of have now. The rest will never happen.
  23. Profile photo of FoolsPrussia
    FoolsPrussia Male 30-39
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    March 23, 2012 at 7:52 pm
    They didn`t say when this stuff would happen.
  24. Profile photo of iGamer
    iGamer Male 18-29
    194 posts
    March 23, 2012 at 8:00 pm
    JETSON!!!
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    March 23, 2012 at 8:07 pm
    Funny things is, nowadays looks more what they thought, back in the 20s, what the 50s would be

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    patchouly Male 40-49
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    March 23, 2012 at 8:14 pm
    OldOllie:
    "We`d have all this stuff today if it wasn`t for the damned Democrats!"
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    Yeah, because we all know that corporations love to spend money on the general population. How silly that the Democrats wanted to spend money on the health and well being of people. If they had kept the money and been greedy like the "Hillbilly Right" wanted, I`m sure companies like GE would be building us all air conditioned highways by now.
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    CaptainPat Male 18-29
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    March 23, 2012 at 8:20 pm
    Highly specialized pleasure vehicles?
    damn i wanna go to the future...
  28. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    March 23, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    piperfawn "Gerry can you do the ambulance as a model?"


    I`d have to start with this model and modify it slightly.
    Easy enough I suppose, the basic shape is there.


  29. Profile photo of FoolsPrussia
    FoolsPrussia Male 30-39
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    March 23, 2012 at 8:31 pm
    They didn`t say when this stuff would happen.
  30. Profile photo of Chris_Red
    Chris_Red Male 18-29
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    March 23, 2012 at 9:01 pm
    If all this were to happen, developed countries would be even fatter than they are now. It`s the perfect prediction of Wall-E.
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    robosnitz Male 40-49
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    March 23, 2012 at 9:10 pm
    Sounds like witchcraft to me.
  32. Profile photo of btnol
    btnol Female 18-29
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    March 23, 2012 at 9:32 pm
    safe speeds 85? oh hells yeah!
  33. Profile photo of OldOllie
    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    March 23, 2012 at 9:33 pm
    Got one!
  34. Profile photo of tatripp
    tatripp Male 18-29
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    March 23, 2012 at 10:12 pm
    The first presidential candidate who promises this stuff to me automatically gets my vote.
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    tsheriff Male 18-29
    256 posts
    March 23, 2012 at 10:26 pm
    dumbasses
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    carmium Female 50-59
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    March 23, 2012 at 11:03 pm
    Obviously, they already had pretty good dope available back then...
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    onoffonoffon Male 30-39
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    March 23, 2012 at 11:52 pm
    If it had turned out like that then the cold war would have been worth it.
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    PvtDeth Male 30-39
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    March 23, 2012 at 11:57 pm
    A lot of this actually exists. I love how they make urban sprawl out to be a social advancement.
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    airsofter1 Male 18-29
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    March 24, 2012 at 12:48 am
    "air conditioned highways" i like the way they thought in 1958. but seriously if the economy stuck the way it was back then all the way to today this may have been possible.
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    Neagle Male 30-39
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    March 24, 2012 at 12:52 am
    I admire those who have the tenacity to dream and think big in a society that seems to ration idea makers. Not all dreams need to be made into reality to be relevant to the creative process.
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    Mister_C Male 18-29
    663 posts
    March 24, 2012 at 1:38 am
    I want to live in 1958`s future! :(

    It`s like Futurama meets The Jetsons meets Fallout 3!
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    patticakes Female 18-29
    463 posts
    March 24, 2012 at 2:11 am
    Well, now that the commies have taken over the government I doubt any dreaming will ever be possible again.
  43. Profile photo of razbitom
    razbitom Male 40-49
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    March 24, 2012 at 3:01 am
    huh. some hits, some misses.

    and patticakes, you wouldn`t know communism if it bit you.
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    Grizzzzzzzzz Male 18-29
    489 posts
    March 24, 2012 at 3:36 am
    Got some things right! And seeing as it just said `the future` and didn`t state a date, it didn`t get anything wrong,
  45. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    March 24, 2012 at 3:46 am
    None of this foreseen the internet and the decentralizing changes that would bring.
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    TheShmoo Male 18-29
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    March 24, 2012 at 4:23 am
    Well we`ll all be driving sun powered electro suspension cars when we crack the power of the ether. Plus i loved the highway bridge being constructed out of thin air. Love it.x
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    Zach82 Male 30-39
    319 posts
    March 24, 2012 at 5:51 am
    Father goes to work, mother goes shopping for dresses! ADVANCED!
  48. Profile photo of HalfPintRoo
    HalfPintRoo Female 18-29
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    March 24, 2012 at 7:19 am
    then the internet got in the way!
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    meneado Male 18-29
    152 posts
    March 24, 2012 at 10:43 am
    my mind is full of drat.
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    itzazoom Male 18-29
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    March 24, 2012 at 11:17 am
    crakrjak, go and look up asimovs prediction of the internet
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    clamaato Female 18-29
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    March 24, 2012 at 11:19 am
    Destroy more nature for more roads!!! People before conservation!! *im not a nature freak, but it did seem excessive*
    And if there is no driving responsibility, why are there still accidents on the road that need to be cleared? DONT TRUST COMPUTERS!
    Haha father will HAVE to walk to his desk from his car. Lazy ass
    ok im done
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    GParadox Female 18-29
    737 posts
    March 24, 2012 at 1:19 pm
    Lol on how they assume a family could survive on one salary.
  53. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    March 24, 2012 at 1:25 pm
    Most of this is doable...
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    Student_Law Male 30-39
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    March 24, 2012 at 3:12 pm
    The funny thing is that the father is in the front seat, making all the "choices", while the wife is doing all the lame stuff and hanging out with the kids. Guess they didn`t get that one right.

    Also the idea of a combined ambulance/police unit is incredibly stupid - even for the 50`s: police wasting time on a scene of a heart attack? How efficient would that be :-p
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    broncofan286 Male 13-17
    21 posts
    March 24, 2012 at 6:41 pm
    well they got the rearview camera right, still waiting on everything else though.
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    SarahofBorg Female 18-29
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    March 24, 2012 at 9:21 pm
    This is basically just propaganda for highway building. We can barely afford to merely REPAIR the highways they built when this film was made, nevermind replace them with super magic roads.
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    mcboozerilla Male 30-39
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    March 24, 2012 at 10:16 pm
    "Then Republicans will push the cost of gasoline up too high for any of us to drive."
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    Samsquanch Male 30-39
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    March 25, 2012 at 6:39 am
    still waiting on everything else though

    Like the map that keeps track of the car`s destination? :)

    These films are fun to watch. How they thought we`d be living in the 21st century from a mid 20th century point of view...after the economic boom of WWII. "We can only go up from here!"

    Problem is, the two biggest things that drive the economy are porn and sports. If the invention isn`t useful to either industry, it will likely fail. Look at HDTV and 3D TV for example. Much better to watch porn and sports.
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    uhmerikin Male 18-29
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    March 26, 2012 at 8:14 am
    Still waiting on the hoverboard...

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