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    Were they right? 25 years ago, science thinkers predicted the world in 2012

    Were they right? 25 years ago, science thinkers predicted the world in 2012

    Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/slide...#ixzz22trGxqS1

    Some very interesting ideas as to where they thought we'd be today, as well as some super neato old-style Sci-Fi images to go with the comments.

    Figured a few of you might enjoy it.

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    Loved the drawings/pics, especially the pic for #7 with the bearded guy, the hot chick, the slow Mexican teen, the chimp (you heard me) and the awesome 70s all terrain sci-fi vehicle. Just pure awesome.

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    Cool to look at. Any info on the next 25?

    Quote Originally Posted by brady's a catcher View Post
    Loved the drawings/pics, especially the pic for #7 with the bearded guy, the hot chick, the slow Mexican teen, the chimp (you heard me) and the awesome 70s all terrain sci-fi vehicle. Just pure awesome.
    Why must all the pictures involve us going "up"? The blurbs were interesting, but were not going to build ourselves out of the atmosphere.

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    I quite liked this image:


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    A few of those are pretty spot on, or at least on the path to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Warfish View Post
    I quite liked this image:

    Awesome.

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    No I see nothing even close. Science fails again. Look up the God particle fish. Got those loony quantum physics guys going nuts. Science bleh

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    I'd like to get FF2's take on this.

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    I still don't have a jet pak, I was suppose to have a jet pak, but still no jet pak.

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    LOL

    It'll be at least another 50 years before any of these things are achieved.

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    this doesn't look too far-fetched

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gata View Post

    this doesn't look too far-fetched
    LOL, he's watching soccer.

    Edit: And Bellichick is taping the pre-game walk through.

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    useless story really

    most of the unoriginal suppositions were/are polluted by corrosive libspeak and assembled through L Ron Hubbard - figgers


    computers using bacteria as transport media? moore's law was already well established by 1987 what a dumb conclusion

    teh pictures were just randomly assembled and don't match neither

    the one the OP likes is from 1908 - similar works date back to the late 19th c.

    Wells and so forth have been imagining the future for decades before the 1980s

    the one w / the chimp is the Saturday Morning ARK II show from the late 70s- the "Captain Planet" of its day

    (IIRC the lil simian was a policeman)

    the picture Gata likes prolly has the most stuff that has come to pass-again not too much that wasn't already imagined years before
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gata View Post

    this doesn't look too far-fetched
    Nailed satellites...

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    So in an oddly juvenile and ill-executed attempt to make the scientific community look clueless, Fox News assembles a few random quotes from fantasy fiction writers (whom it dubs "science thinkers") and then matches the quotes with unrelated fantasy art pictures.

    I'll take non sequitor for a thousand, Warfish.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BushyTheBeaver View Post
    So in yet another oddly juvenile attempt to make the scientific community look clueless, Fox News assembles a few random quotes from fantasy fiction writers (whom it dub "science thinkers") and then matches the quotes with unrelated fantasy art pictures.

    I'll take complete non sequitor for a thousand, Warfish.
    The pictures were random but 25 years ago, science thinkers predicted the world in 2012, as part of the 1987 L, Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future award. That's where they were assembled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gata View Post

    this doesn't look too far-fetched
    Fine I'll admit it I do have that running outfit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thebigragu View Post
    Fine I'll admit it I do have that running outfit.
    Chin up..in the year 2025 there'll be no need for penizes.
    Last edited by Jungle Shift Jet; 08-07-2012 at 09:29 PM.

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    This looks like an early rendition of the West Side Stadium, but whats up with the stadium on top of the stadium?


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    Quote Originally Posted by gunnails View Post
    This looks like an early rendition of the West Side Stadium, but whats up with the stadium on top of the stadium?

    non-PSL seats

    I think they drop the puck from up there too
    Last edited by Jungle Shift Jet; 08-07-2012 at 09:38 PM.

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