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Sage Francis
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Not bad, not bad. Much more accurate than what "Back to the Future II" thought the 2000's would be like.

More pictures and the full story here:

http://blog.modernmechanix.com/2006/10/05/miracles-youll-see-in-the-next-fifty-years/
Post Mon Dec 27, 2010 3:49 am
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The lack of hover related transport in the future is a travesty.

Same goes for sawdust based foods.

If TV has taught me anything about the future though, sprockets and cogs are gonna be big business.
Post Mon Dec 27, 2010 7:16 am
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T-Wrex
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If they said corn syrup instead of saw dust, they would've been right..
Post Mon Dec 27, 2010 8:04 am
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T-Wrex wrote:
If they said corn syrup instead of saw dust, they would've been right..

i was thinking the same thing!
Post Mon Dec 27, 2010 9:59 am
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...Still waiting on sawdust based food ...in pill form.

And of course hover cars, teleporters, and sootless cities.
Post Mon Dec 27, 2010 2:38 pm
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By Waldemar Kaempffert. Name says it all.
Post Mon Dec 27, 2010 5:49 pm
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mortalthoughts
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Jack van imp(sp) end of the world albums are where it's at!
Post Mon Dec 27, 2010 10:11 pm
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Quote:

Cooking as an art is only a memory in the minds of old people. A few die-hards still broil a chicken or roast a leg of lamb, but the experts have developed ways of deep-freezing partially baked cuts of meat. Even soup and milk are delivered in the form of frozen bricks.



Well, yeah.


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Following suggestions made by Zworykin and Von Neumann storms are more or less under control. It is easy enough to spot a budding hurricane in the doldrums off the coast of Africa. Before it has a chance to gather much strength and speed as it travels westward toward Florida, oil is spread over the sea and ignited. There is an updraft. Air from the surrounding region, which includes the developing hurricane, rushes in to fill the void. The rising air condenses so that some of the water in the whirling mass falls as rain.


What?
Post Tue Dec 28, 2010 5:49 pm
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I found that to be wholly inaccurate. Housewives hardly do dishes these days and It'd practically kill them to hose down the sofa once a week.
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I used to think jetpacks would be cool when I was a kid, but now they just seem expensive and dangerous. I also don't like flying.
Post Tue Dec 28, 2010 6:47 pm
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fuck that, I want a goddam jetpack
Post Tue Dec 28, 2010 6:55 pm
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Captiv8



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mancabbage wrote:
fuck that, I want a goddam jetpack


Here's what will happen: you'll get drunk, take off your pants and crash headfirst into tenement.
Post Tue Dec 28, 2010 7:01 pm
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Captiv8 wrote:
mancabbage wrote:
fuck that, I want a goddam jetpack


Here's what will happen: you'll get drunk, take off your pants and crash headfirst into tenement.


I am 110% fine with that, its better that shitting myself in a hospital bed
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mancabbage wrote:
Captiv8 wrote:
mancabbage wrote:
fuck that, I want a goddam jetpack


Here's what will happen: you'll get drunk, take off your pants and crash headfirst into tenement.


I am 110% fine with that, its better that shitting myself in a hospital bed


Touche, Rocketeer.
Post Tue Dec 28, 2010 8:09 pm
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