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Date: 07/20/12 08:45 AM

32 Responses to Welcome To The Future… According To The 1980s

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
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    July 20, 2012 at 8:35 am
    Link: Welcome To The Future... According To The 1980s - 30 photos of what people in the Reagan Era thought the world would be like today.
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    tedgp Male 30-39
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    July 20, 2012 at 8:55 am
    Pretty sure 99% of those photos dont show what they though the future would look like. They seem to just show state of the art computers back then.
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    bophus Male 30-39
    474 posts
    July 20, 2012 at 8:55 am
    those kids in #4 are the ugliest children i have ever seen.
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    spa Male 40-49
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    July 20, 2012 at 9:02 am
    "30 photos of what people in the Reagan Era thought the world would be like today."

    If you thought the world would never change.
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    shiftyplus1 Male 18-29
    311 posts
    July 20, 2012 at 9:15 am
    Looks like 30 pics from an office in 1983. Not the future as imagined at the time.
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    doug1963aaa Male 40-49
    347 posts
    July 20, 2012 at 9:16 am
    I don`t see any future here.
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    MattPrince Male 40-49
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    July 20, 2012 at 9:22 am
    indeed. caption fail. Only 2 photo`s were forward projections.. and Reagan defining the era?

    sort of.. i guess..

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    cyb2600 Male 30-39
    11 posts
    July 20, 2012 at 9:29 am
    Just a bunch of Trash-80`s and Apple II`s, don`t think that was anybody`s vision the future. Maybe a Radio Shack salesman`s vision of the future
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    July 20, 2012 at 9:33 am
    Yeah, these are just adverts FROM that era, not "predictions" about the future.

    Teh fail, it be painful!
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    MattPrince Male 40-49
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    July 20, 2012 at 9:48 am






    just sayin`
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    MattPrince Male 40-49
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    July 20, 2012 at 9:52 am



    :)

    etc.
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    Tiredofnicks Male 30-39
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    July 20, 2012 at 10:19 am
    Well, reagan WAS a conservative.
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    Mahaloth Male 30-39
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    July 20, 2012 at 10:53 am
    Again, these are just photos of tech. from the day. Nothing to do with future predictions.
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    LordJim Male 60-69
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    July 20, 2012 at 11:28 am
    Tech was clunkier 30 years ago? Still have my old Walkman though, got Steve Miller loaded and ready to go.
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    wolladude Male 30-39
    366 posts
    July 20, 2012 at 11:31 am
    God I miss having hoverboards, that was fun times, too bad the technology was banned....
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    July 20, 2012 at 11:55 am

    This post was interesting, but some of those photos are FAIL!
    Reel-to-Reel tapes were 60`s not "the future".
    But oh the nostalgia at seeing a dot matrix printer! Noisy damn things!

    If you want to see the future, watch Star Trek. They predicted computer voice interface, ipads, cell phones, advanced medical scanners.... etc.
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    BobSmith1486 Male 18-29
    30 posts
    July 20, 2012 at 12:20 pm
    Title and caption fail much?
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    Thdot Male 30-39
    658 posts
    July 20, 2012 at 12:35 pm
    #14. We owned that TV.
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    sosueme1966 Male 40-49
    439 posts
    July 20, 2012 at 1:09 pm
    What a horrible horrible caption fail. Good lord. This isn`t what people in the 80`s thought the future would look like, idiot. This is what technology IN THE 80`S looked like.
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    July 20, 2012 at 2:51 pm
    I`m saving some of my dads old disk, including this collection of 4 5 1/4`` MS-DOS 6.0 disks and 3 1/2`` Windows 3.1 installation disk. All them original disks in their original package.
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    Squidbush Male 40-49
    797 posts
    July 20, 2012 at 3:04 pm
    @Mattprince Is that Carrie Fisher and her stunt double from Jedi?
  22. Profile photo of Fml
    Fml Male 30-39
    275 posts
    July 20, 2012 at 3:28 pm
    Worst caption ever.
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    Nickel2 Male 50-59
    5879 posts
    July 20, 2012 at 4:47 pm
    Angelmassh:
    I kept all this stuff for ages. The DOS1 stuff. The DOS2, DOS6, The 5 1/4 drives, the dragon stuff. commodore stuff. Bloody tons of it, in the hope that it may be worth a lot of dosh. I could flog it and make a fortune!
    I contacted several IT museums. They had too much, and were throwing the surplus away.
    On e-boy folk were paying less than scrap price.
    Ten years later, nothing has changed, it is still worth the scrap price and no more. Anyone want a Calcomp Drawingboard II? Calcomp pace-setter plotter? best that there was in it`s day!
    I shall use the plotter mount to support the drawingboard II. Autocad 10 complete factory pack available free before I bin it.
    The truth is, that once you have flushed the lavatory, you do not need to remember what you had for dinner the previous day.
    Gone.
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    korahn Male 30-39
    1321 posts
    July 20, 2012 at 4:59 pm
    Caption incorrect. These are technologies OF the 80`s
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    bacon_pie Male 30-39
    3061 posts
    July 20, 2012 at 6:01 pm
    The future of tomorrow...TODAY!!!
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    earplay Male 60-69
    121 posts
    July 20, 2012 at 7:54 pm
    And again, bad cap.
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    soundman655 Male 50-59
    1558 posts
    July 20, 2012 at 8:10 pm
    Ah, memories
  28. Profile photo of Angelmassb
    Angelmassb Male 18-29
    15511 posts
    July 20, 2012 at 8:59 pm
    Oh, sorry Nickel2 I`m not doing it for the sake of money but for more sentimental reasons
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    MrAtari Male 40-49
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    July 21, 2012 at 2:11 am
    In 1985 we were proud we`ve had the first computerclass in the area. With Philips P2000 computers... (They were already old that days ;-) )

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    randomxnp Male 30-39
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    July 21, 2012 at 6:31 am
    There are only about 3 pictures of an imagined future. The rest were of the extant technology of the day.

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    Missmap Female 30-39
    65 posts
    July 21, 2012 at 6:35 pm
    My 7 year old asked what the floppy disk was and I had to say "It was a USB drive from when I was a kid"
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    PhantasmFork Male 18-29
    168 posts
    July 22, 2012 at 7:03 am
    Now where`s my hoverboard??

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