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Topic # 112187 29-Nov-2012 14:42
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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


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  Reply # 724715 29-Nov-2012 15:28
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I have got a TV hanging on my wall.




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  Reply # 724719 29-Nov-2012 15:32
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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.


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  Reply # 724724 29-Nov-2012 15:39
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DarthKermit: I have got a TV hanging on my wall.


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

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  Reply # 724727 29-Nov-2012 15:53
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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.




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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




 

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