Rob Beschizza at 3:10 pm Thu, Aug 19, 2010
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It’s 2010 already. So where’s my flying car? I WANT MY FLYING CAR!
Why is woody allen wearing a blond wig and smiling ??
In the future, smoking is good for you!
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
FrÃ¼her war die Zukunft auch besser (In the past, even the future was better)
I absolutely the hats.
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.
More shocking, is that they’re females wearing pant suits and smoking in public.
That’s not even close to Facetime. Those devices clearly work over a 3G connection.
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.
I think that’s a Dymaxion Car, not an aeroplane.
Forward… into the past!
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!
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.
But according to Mitchell & Webb, the Singularity is just around the corner!
It’s like looking into a mirror.
Wow… Humanity is predictable and transparent. Not visible from any but a few …
Quite absurd, smoking in public. Who has such crazy ideas about the future?
The Ladies Home Journal Article about the future referred to at the bottom of this link is far more interesting and disturbingly accurate.
They hit the nail on the head with almost every prediction, with the exception of ‘everyone will walk ten miles a day’.
And cigarettes and daiquiris!
Don’t forget those.
Drinkin’ and smokin’ in front of the baby.
where’s my flying car? i was promised flying cars!
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.
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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