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Predictions: "In the Year 2000..."

Hits: 36808 | Rating: (3.4) | Category: News & Politics | Added by: fancylad
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Male, 18-29, Southern US
 11 Posts
Thursday, December 04, 2008 5:17:21 PM
there will be no while animals. hahaha. thats the one thats gets me. O rly? tell that to the bears be-otch!

Male, 18-29, Australia
 438 Posts
Tuesday, July 08, 2008 10:28:27 AM
They got quite a few right or conceptually right. That said when you throw a handfull you're bound to hit the ground.

Male, 13-17, Eastern US
 153 Posts
Saturday, March 22, 2008 11:34:42 AM
...now what are WE thinking TODAY.........

Male, 13-17, Western US
 26 Posts
Sunday, March 09, 2008 10:46:19 PM
I find swallowing drugs to be much simpler then anything else. stupid to make it harder.

Male, 13-17, Eastern US
 471 Posts
Saturday, March 08, 2008 9:16:04 AM
lol few drugs will be swollowed

Female, 13-17, Eastern US
 1467 Posts
Wednesday, March 05, 2008 4:05:31 PM
I always said if we took ten people from the 18th century (i no this article its not in that time but w.e.) they would be shocked to see how freaken time has changed.

Male, 13-17, Eastern US
 657 Posts
Tuesday, March 04, 2008 7:04:23 PM
If they were to remove C Q and X, they should also add letters or change some, for example bring back Ð and Þ and use S as a Hard S (ß) like in German and use Z as a soft S

Male, 18-29, Southern US
 198 Posts
Tuesday, March 04, 2008 4:54:39 PM
Man, I want my free college, not have to pay tuition, room and board, and overpriced books

Male, 18-29, Canada
 163 Posts
Tuesday, March 04, 2008 4:25:48 PM
everyone SHOULD be able to walk 10 miles. people are too lazy these days, thats why everyone is so fat now.

Female, 18-29, Europe
 23 Posts
Tuesday, March 04, 2008 4:09:49 PM
Hm. Am I the only one calling fake? Could easily be mocked up, but all seems a bit convenient to me. Anyone got proof of publication?

Female, 13-17, Western US
 573 Posts
Tuesday, March 04, 2008 3:58:33 PM
To England in two days lol!

Female, 13-17, Eastern US
 160 Posts
Tuesday, March 04, 2008 2:41:43 PM
"Everyone will walk ten miles"?! NONSENSE, I SAY!

Male, 13-17, Southern US
 133 Posts
Tuesday, March 04, 2008 11:58:10 AM
Wow. That is amazingly accurate. Oh, and the painless drug thing is in development right now. It's called "electroporation" and really does exactly what the article says: uses painless electrical impulses to open microscopic holes in the skin to pass drug molecules through.

Male, 18-29, Europe
 629 Posts
Tuesday, March 04, 2008 11:40:47 AM
they pretty much predicted computers in every home 100 years ago. those is some smart bitches

Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 134 Posts
Tuesday, March 04, 2008 11:03:45 AM
I love the no c x q thing and ive always thought that. I havent even used those letters yet, and when I do, I kan replase them easily. So, get yourself an eks ray, and take a kwiz. So ya, a lot of those were pretty darn akurate. A few werent, Im not sure what they have against animals though, that was kind of strange..

Male, 13-17, Europe
 4702 Posts
Tuesday, March 04, 2008 10:34:42 AM
Pretty interesting article... or arti_le a__ording to what it said.

Growing plants with ele_tri_ty... weird.

Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 102 Posts
Tuesday, March 04, 2008 9:32:02 AM
pretty close...
airship - airplane
not close
less drugs - there are so many pill heads now :(

Male, 18-29, Europe
 153 Posts
Tuesday, March 04, 2008 6:56:10 AM
they obviously didn't understand the food chain, no insects? No wild animals?

Male, 18-29, Europe
 2236 Posts
Tuesday, March 04, 2008 2:38:18 AM
A lot of that was quite accurate! I wonder how much we'll get right if we guess what 2108 is going to be like?

Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 130 Posts
Monday, March 03, 2008 11:52:36 PM
continued, due to cut:
chines, so ha!
then get burned anyway.

Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 130 Posts
Monday, March 03, 2008 11:50:50 PM
LOL. These are my favorite:
To england in two days.
Screw two days, a mere few hours.

You mean Air-planes. The very reason why we can get to England in a few hours.

Everybody will walk ten miles: 10 miles?! Maybe in a year, most of us sit here and read this.

Aerial war ships and forts: Meh. We don't need those, we've got nukes.

Ready-cooked meals to be bought: Mcdonalds, wendies, subway. 'nuff said.

Man will see around the world:
2 words, GOOGLE, EARTH.
1 word, CELESTIA if you prefer to see the entire galaxy instead.

Few drugs will be swallowed:
Few? FEW? Man maybe in 2100 this will be accurate.

Telephones around the world:
Try in your pocket, small enough to swallow whole.

Photographs will be Telegraphed: We prefer to use the internet.

God I wish I had a time machine, I'd record a video of our stuff then the 1900 people's reactions, go back to the future, post it on you-tube.

My excuse to not be burned would be: Future has time ma

Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 317 Posts
Monday, March 03, 2008 10:41:39 PM
That John Efreth Watkins, Jr. was always a dreamer.

Male, 13-17, Australia
 414 Posts
Monday, March 03, 2008 9:58:47 PM
bloody hell this is uncanny

Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 1122 Posts
Monday, March 03, 2008 9:41:53 PM
alright I'll challenge you:

ready cooked meals: frozen meals
Trains: can travel 300mph now
Aerial warships and forts on wheels: think Tomcat aircraft and a Tank
grand opera/telephoned: it's called the radio
roses: we have blue roses now as well as the even rarer black

Oranges in Philadelphia: seriously man, do you not get out, go to the market.
strawberries: hmm someone posted a huge ass strawberry take a look a few pages back
to england in two days: I can make it to Japan in one. Much less England. While the details vary a bit, it can happen all the same.

* I can understand the discrepancy on the england comment via the descriptions of an odd idea for a boat
* I appreciate the small room for flexibility left in your original post as well rather than stating as a fact, but I felt like commenting back. So there you go.

Male, 30-39, Canada
 211 Posts
Monday, March 03, 2008 9:20:40 PM
Predictions of the future are filtered through the mindset of the past. E.g., the rise of women and people of colour to positions of power is completely unmentioned. Advances in medicine are filtered through what they thought medicine was about.

I love these things because it lets you know more about how people think then than how accurate they were.

But I do recall reading one such article written around 1900 that was _eerily_ accurate. IIRC, the writer gathered opinions from prominent futurists, and they seemed less blinded by their time than this one.

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