Futurism of the Past

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Re: Futurism of the Past

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Re: Futurism of the Past

Postby Nonc Hilaire » Sat Jan 03, 2015 4:13 am

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Re: Futurism of the Past

Postby Typhoon » Wed Jan 07, 2015 4:28 am

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1956 | This is the introduction of Robert Beason's feature, published in Mechanix Illustrated magazine.

'On some night in the future a young man walking along Market Street in San Francisco may suddenly think of a friend in Rome.

'Reaching into his pocket, he will pull out a watch-size disc with a set of buttons on one side. He will punch ten times.

'Turning the device over, he will hear his friend's voice and see his face on a tiny screen, in color and 3-D. At the same moment his friend in Rome will see and hear him.

'The disc will be a telephone, a miniature model equipped for both audio and video service.'


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Re: Futurism of the Past

Postby noddy » Wed Jan 07, 2015 6:46 am

cute, the only thing they got wrong was the keyboard on the back, display on the front - a sympton of not having computers yet :)
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Re: Futurism of the Past

Postby Nonc Hilaire » Wed Jan 07, 2015 3:02 pm

The phone only shows the man from the shoulders up. How does she know if he is wearing pants?
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Re: Futurism of the Past

Postby Miss_Faucie_Fishtits » Wed Jan 07, 2015 10:01 pm

wanna bring the past into the present? sprinkle summa these into your next twitter hashtag.....;).......:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Q_code

http://www.kent-engineers.com/abbreviations.htm

and...... my favourite:

10-12 Visitors* present
10-13 Advise weather, road conditions
10-16 Make pickup at...
10-17 Urgent business
10-18 Anything for us?
10-19 Nothing for you, return to base
10-20 My location is...
10-21 Call by telephone
10-22 Report in person to...
10-23 Stand by
10-24 Completed last assignment


* parents........

http://www.truckercountry.com/trucker-r ... ology/#10c

#10-3 on that last twit, baby......;)..........
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Re: Futurism of the Past

Postby Typhoon » Thu Feb 19, 2015 7:05 am

noddy wrote:cute, the only thing they got wrong was the keyboard on the back, display on the front - a sympton of not having computers yet :)


Partly because no one could imagine carrying around a 18cm [7 inch] mobile phone around with them . . .
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Re: Futurism of the Past

Postby noddy » Mon Mar 09, 2015 12:29 pm

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noddy wrote:cute, the only thing they got wrong was the keyboard on the back, display on the front - a sympton of not having computers yet :)


Partly because no one could imagine carrying around a 18cm [7 inch] mobile phone around with them . . .


hah, i love the phablets - paperback was a great one handed formfactor !
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Re: Futurism of the Past

Postby Miss_Faucie_Fishtits » Wed Apr 15, 2015 6:52 am

That mini magnetic floppy is so kewt.....^^...........
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Re: Futurism of the Past

Postby Nonc Hilaire » Wed Apr 15, 2015 12:52 pm

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Re: Futurism of the Past

Postby Nonc Hilaire » Sat Jul 25, 2015 2:11 pm

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Re: Futurism of the Past

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Re: Futurism of the Past

Postby Typhoon » Wed Aug 12, 2015 8:24 pm

Google was a 1953 Raymond Chandler joke

Did you ever read what they call Science Fiction? It's a scream. It is written like this: "I checked out with K19 on Adabaran III, and stepped out through the crummaliote hatch on my 22 Model Sirus Hardtop. I cocked the timejector in secondary and waded through the bright blue manda grass. My breath froze into pink pretzels. I flicked on the heat bars and the Bryllis ran swiftly on five legs using their other two to send out crylon vibrations. The pressure was almost unbearable, but I caught the range on my wrist computer through the transparent cysicites. I pressed the trigger. The thin violet glow was ice-cold against the rust-colored mountains. The Bryllis shrank to half an inch long and I worked fast stepping on them with the poltex. But it wasn't enough. The sudden brightness swung me around and the Fourth Moon had already risen. I had exactly four seconds to hot up the disintegrator and Google had told me it wasn't enough. He was right."

They pay brisk money for this crap?
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Re: Futurism of the Past

Postby Typhoon » Wed Aug 12, 2015 8:25 pm

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They got the tattoo part right for the guy.

And not too far off for the female summer wear . . .
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Re: Futurism of the Past

Postby Doc » Thu Jun 30, 2016 6:06 am

The ultimate irony of future past and Brexit present?

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/alv ... ld-n601501

Alvin Toffler, 'Future Shock' Author Who Predicted Disconnection of Modern World, Dies at 87
The classes and the races to weak to master the new conditions of life must give way {..} They must perish in the revolutionary holocaust --Karl Marx
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Re: Futurism of the Past

Postby Nonc Hilaire » Thu Jun 30, 2016 2:00 pm

Doc wrote:The ultimate irony of future past and Brexit present?

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/alv ... ld-n601501

Alvin Toffler, 'Future Shock' Author Who Predicted Disconnection of Modern World, Dies at 87

I remember Toffler's prediction that everyone would be reading poetry instead of prose these days because we would all be in such a rush. It's been a while, but I think the rest of his predictions were about as accurate as that one.
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Re: Futurism of the Past

Postby Doc » Sat Jul 16, 2016 1:40 am

Nonc Hilaire wrote:
Doc wrote:The ultimate irony of future past and Brexit present?

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/alv ... ld-n601501

Alvin Toffler, 'Future Shock' Author Who Predicted Disconnection of Modern World, Dies at 87

I remember Toffler's prediction that everyone would be reading poetry instead of prose these days because we would all be in such a rush. It's been a while, but I think the rest of his predictions were about as accurate as that one.


He predicted the rise of Islamic fundamentalism. Even if none of the others were right that is one heck of a prediction.
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Re: Futurism of the Past

Postby Typhoon » Wed Jul 20, 2016 1:33 am

Doc wrote:
Nonc Hilaire wrote:
Doc wrote:The ultimate irony of future past and Brexit present?

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/alv ... ld-n601501

Alvin Toffler, 'Future Shock' Author Who Predicted Disconnection of Modern World, Dies at 87

I remember Toffler's prediction that everyone would be reading poetry instead of prose these days because we would all be in such a rush. It's been a while, but I think the rest of his predictions were about as accurate as that one.


He predicted the rise of Islamic fundamentalism. Even if none of the others were right that is one heck of a prediction.


I bet that he did not predict the rapid demise of the Amelia font . . .

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Re: Futurism of the Past

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Re: Futurism of the Past 1958

Postby Nonc Hilaire » Sun Apr 16, 2017 4:09 am

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