Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


2385 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 286
Inactive user


Topic # 112187 29-Nov-2012 14:42
Send private message

Some of these were brilliant...

Prediction 1929: Clothing Will Be Make From Asbestos

Prediction 1950: Housekeeping of the Future: When the housewife of 2000 cleans house she simply turns the hose on everything.

Prediction 1921: Mail Delivery By Parachute

Prediction 1938: Newspapers Delivered By Fax

Prediction 1954: The Television You Can Hang On Your Wall

Prediction 1951: Personal Helicopters

Prediction 1950: Vacuum Tube Powered Trains


Read more: The Future That Never Was - Reimagining Chicago - Popular Mechanics

Create new topic
4415 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2428

Trusted

  Reply # 724715 29-Nov-2012 15:28
Send private message

I have got a TV hanging on my wall.




Whatifthespacekeyhadneverbeeninvented?




2385 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 286
Inactive user


  Reply # 724719 29-Nov-2012 15:32
Send private message

I have one of these in my kitchen:

Prediction 1937: Microwave Cooking
Cooking a ham sandwich in high-frequency radio waves. This method may be common in the home of the future.


3194 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 910

Trusted

  Reply # 724724 29-Nov-2012 15:39
Send private message

DarthKermit: I have got a TV hanging on my wall.


Yeah but they predicted that it would be common in 1964...

Infrastructure Geek
4056 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 195

Trusted
Microsoft NZ
Subscriber

  Reply # 724727 29-Nov-2012 15:53
Send private message

BraaiGuy: Some of these were brilliant...

Prediction 1950: Vacuum Tube Powered Trains



LMAO.  i was picturing train with an ENIAC-style computer in the engine room, rather than a giant vacuum tube (big enough to take the train inside).  Now i understand the concept better.




Technical Evangelist
Microsoft NZ
about.me/nzregs
Twitter: @nzregs


902 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 49

Trusted

  Reply # 724728 29-Nov-2012 15:54
Send private message

My favourite prediction (not on the Pop Mech. list) is this:
"I think there is a world market for maybe five computers."

Thomas Watson, president of IBM, 1943




 

Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.