Tuesday, January 10, 2012

The Future Just Isn't What It Used to Be

Last week, Ned posted a 1900 conceptual sketch of New York in the year 1999... lotta dirigibles, lotta really, really tall skyscrapers. In the 1960's we had a view of a future characterized by flying cars and bubble cities.

No bubble cities... no moon colonies... no flying cars... at least we've got one thing those old-timey futurists never foresaw, we've got phones we can watch porn on.

13 comments:

Another Kiwi said...

Ha ha, we showed those old timers

Laura said...

They just had no idea did they? Well, without the invention of computers, they couldn't know how much MORE there would be.

I think that the only thing I'm upset about regarding the Jetson's predictions is that there are no Robot maids. (at least not like the one they had). :)

Okay, I'm off to watch some porn on my phone now!

((Hugs))
Laura

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Where's my jetpack???

Harrumph, Harrumph!!
~

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Laura, at least Rosie wore aprons!

TruculentandUnreliable said...

I don't see why we can't have both. A dirigible with wifi and monitors to stream porn on would be SWEET.

Laura said...

Laura, at least Rosie wore aprons!

A robot with taste! Was Rosie as sexy in her apron as I am in mine?
The answer of course is "No". :)

((Hugs))
Laura

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

we've got phones we can watch porn on.

They never showed THAT on Star Trek.

It was kind of implied on Space: 1999.

Substance McGravitas said...

The phones also vibrate. Take THAT, tricorder!

Laura said...

Excuse me sir...
Did I just read about YOU in the New York Times?????????

That's awesome!!! :D (I'm giving you the WIDEST virtual smile that I can).

((Hugs))
Laura
P.S. You and I are the same age! When your b-day, I need to make sure you're older.:)

Laura said...

P.P.S. Feel free to delete my above comment if you dont' want any of these "weirdo stalkers" knowing about it. :P
(said the girl who stalked you just enough to find that article) :P

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

too late, Laura.

Laura said...

Tee Hee... My bad!

Laura said...

I'll settle for your astrological sign then.. in case you're worried I'll REALLY stalk you if I'm loaded with a birthdate as well as a name. You do know I'm actually harmless, right?

I'll start. I'm a Virgo and you're a.... ?????