FaceTime 1910 A.D.

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26 Responses to “FaceTime 1910 A.D.”

  1. Anonymous says:

    It’s 2010 already. So where’s my flying car? I WANT MY FLYING CAR!

  2. edthehippie says:

    Why is woody allen wearing a blond wig and smiling ??

  3. Matthew Miller says:

    In the future, smoking is good for you!

    • Felton says:

      Dr. Melik: This morning for breakfast he requested something called “wheat germ, organic honey and tiger’s milk.”

      Dr. Aragon: [chuckling] Oh, yes. Those are the charmed substances that some years ago were thought to contain life-preserving properties.

      Dr. Melik: You mean there was no deep fat? No steak or cream pies or… hot fudge?

      Dr. Aragon: Those were thought to be unhealthy… precisely the opposite of what we now know to be true.

      Dr. Melik: Incredible.

      -from the IMDB entry on Sleeper

  4. capl says:

    Früher war die Zukunft auch besser (In the past, even the future was better)
    Karl Valentin

  5. Anonymous says:

    I absolutely the hats.

  6. Brainspore says:

    I liked images #25 & 26. Imagine a crazy-ass futuristic world where a man stays home to take care of the baby while his wife hangs out with friends at a bar! They’ll be giving women the vote next.

  7. sam1148 says:

    More shocking, is that they’re females wearing pant suits and smoking in public.

  8. Anonymous says:

    That’s not even close to Facetime. Those devices clearly work over a 3G connection.

  9. MrHarley says:

    Ahh nothing I like better after a long flight in my skycoach than doing a j over some ice cold Alpinedew while ignoring the present company to speak to a far more interesting distant acquaintance.

    • Anonymous says:

      Ahh nothing I like better after a long flight in my skycoach than doing a j over some ice cold Alpinedew while ignoring the present company to speak to a far more interesting distant acquaintance.

      So, they pegged the rudeness of people with cell phones and netbooks perfectly. I see this every day.

  10. BoydWaters says:

    I think that’s a Dymaxion Car, not an aeroplane.

  11. irksome says:

    Forward… into the past!

  12. jimh says:

    I wonder if those communications devices can has a vibrate setting. (For a better tomorrow, today?)

    I mean, after you’re done talking to the kids, of course!

  13. ncm says:

    He’s giving her the finger. I would too.

    At least cancer has been eliminated. And emphysema. But not wires or knobs, which means they have their priorities straight. And the phones double as sex toys.

  14. bjacques says:

    But according to Mitchell & Webb, the Singularity is just around the corner!

  15. Anonymous says:

    It’s like looking into a mirror.

  16. absatz says:

    Wow… Humanity is predictable and transparent. Not visible from any but a few …

  17. Anonymous says:

    Quite absurd, smoking in public. Who has such crazy ideas about the future?

  18. cjp says:

    The Ladies Home Journal Article about the future referred to at the bottom of this link is far more interesting and disturbingly accurate.

    http://www.paleofuture.com/blog/2007/4/17/what-may-happen-in-the-next-hundred-years-ladies-home-journa.html

    They hit the nail on the head with almost every prediction, with the exception of ‘everyone will walk ten miles a day’.

  19. pjcamp says:

    And cigarettes and daiquiris!

    Don’t forget those.

    Drinkin’ and smokin’ in front of the baby.

  20. SKR says:

    where’s my flying car? i was promised flying cars!

  21. jeligula says:

    Nice, but a roof over an entire city does not equate with a shopping mall. Most of the congruancies they draw are barely related. Why didn’t they post a 110 year old drawing of a woman giving birth and then add a shot of a modern delivery room alongside it? Or a man drinking from a bottle that contains nothing but water? The “predictions” were cool to see, but adding their so-called modern counterparts was just silly and irrelevant.

    • Daedalus says:

      I actually liked the modern things alongside the old stuff. Since I don’t read German, it helped me figure out what the old stuff was saying, and it cast a light on how we were “supposed” to be living.

      As for a mall not being a city: clearly, you weren’t a mallrat as a kid, and you don’t follow recent suburban mall development (which includes apartments above the stores for a more “community” feel).

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