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    What people in 1900 thought the year 2000 would look like

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonkblog/wp/2015/10/04/what-people-in-1900-thought-the-year-2000-would-look-like/

    There are few things as fascinating as seeing what people in the past dreamed about the future.
    "France in the Year 2000" is one example. The series of paintings, made by Jean-Marc Côté and other French artists in 1899, 1900, 1901 and 1910, shows artist depictions of what life might look like in the year 2000.
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    What iRobot's Roomba would look like if made by 19th century frenchmen..

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    Still waiting for my goddamn flying car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Djinn View Post
    Still waiting for my goddamn flying car.


    When did you place your order?
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    Exactly how would one stop in mid-air?


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    Pretty cool Ted, I love threads like this!

    Here is a 1922 vision of the future, I wonder what kind of OS this guy is running?



    And his computer has some nice gauges and dials, and it's plugged into the globe on the side there, what's that, WWW?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Djinn View Post
    Still waiting for my goddamn flying car.
    Where's my jet pack?
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    I saw this pic years ago at another forum and have been looking for it ever since...



    It's a 1950s idea of the home computer, and just look at all the gauges and dials on that behemoth! (It even has a steering wheel!)

    The "monitor" looks like it was tacked on as an afterthought, just in case you got tired of doing calculations and looking at the indicator lights and dials, maybe relax for a while with some I Love Lucy....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thx1138 View Post
    I saw this pic years ago at another forum and have been looking for it ever since...



    It's a 1950s idea of the home computer, and just look at all the gauges and dials on that behemoth! (It even has a steering wheel!)

    The "monitor" looks like it was tacked on as an afterthought, just in case you got tired of doing calculations and looking at the indicator lights and dials, maybe relax for a while with some I Love Lucy....

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    The really amazing thing is that my cellphone is so much more powerful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Babba View Post
    The really amazing thing is that my cellphone is so much more powerful.
    lol



    whats even more amazing is theres no mention of air conditioning.
    Thank you Jesus for creating the modern HVAC system
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    Quote Originally Posted by Babba View Post
    The really amazing thing is that my cellphone is so much more powerful.
    We had some old flight simulators that almost resembled that um, PC.

    Back then, ferrite "core" memory, the old "RAM", an array of tiny iron rings with wires woven through, hand woven, the stuff used to cost $7,000 per K-bit.



    Our sim circa 1967 cost $35 million.

    The fastest system was the Raytheon computer for the radar which crunched along @ 500 meg.

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