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Old 11-12-2012, 09:16 PM
 
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I think they would be disappointed. Have you ever seen some of those documentaries from the 1950s on what life in the future would be like? We were supposed to have flying cars by now, and I think they would be a little disappointed to hear that we don't have maned spaceships exploring the universe yet.
Yes, for some reason that seems to be the main thing of how everyone visions the future but it didn't turn out like that. But we do have some technologies that would shock them and best of all, No Soviet Union.
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Old 11-12-2012, 09:20 PM
 
Location: Coos Bay, Oregon
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Yes, for some reason that seems to be the main thing of how everyone visions the future but it didn't turn out like that. But we do have some technologies that would shock them and best of all, No Soviet Union.
Good pont. On the plus side they would probably be relived to hear that World War 3 didn't happen.
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Old 11-12-2012, 09:27 PM
 
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Good pont. On the plus side they would probably be relived to hear that World War 3 didn't happen.
And I'm glad we don't have flying cars, imagine getting into an accident hundreds of feet up in the air! The explosion would be like a mini Hindenburg!!
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Old 11-12-2012, 09:29 PM
 
Location: southern california
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they would think that they were born in 1 country and found themselves old & living in another without ever having moved.
if the heroes and villians of my youth were alive today, the cops would all be in jail and the criminals free.
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Old 11-16-2012, 08:39 PM
 
Location: Northridge/Porter Ranch, Calif.
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They'd probably be amazed all these right wingers are still around and wonder why education didn't kill off all that backward thinking.
No, they would probably be amazed at all the leftists and wondering why they don't realize that liberalism doesn't work.
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Old 11-17-2012, 06:03 AM
 
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A Rip Van Winkle form the 1950s would be shocked at how many Americans are out of work. And how many things are made in China, our sworn enemy. That the few smokers left are exiled to outdoors for their habit. Russia is once again Russia. Elvis still popular. The much larger population of old people would be a shock, as would Senior Centers in every town and handicap facilities.
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Old 11-17-2012, 10:17 AM
 
Location: Oroville, California
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"Damn, everyone is fat, tattooed and badly dressed!".
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Old 11-17-2012, 12:03 PM
 
Location: Phoenix
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What do you mean I don't need a dwell meter? How in the heck do you adjust the points?
What do you mean there ain't no points?
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Old 11-18-2012, 11:56 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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No, they would probably be amazed at all the leftists and wondering why they don't realize that liberalism doesn't work.
Well, they would probably be even more amazed that the far right (e.g., KKK) is no longer shooting and hanging the leftists (e.g., labor union organizers), nor making Rosa Parks ride in the back of the bus. We have made a little progress -- an example of liberalism working.

When Lech Walesa's Solidarnosz came to Poland, where were you to warn them that liberalism doesn't work?
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Old 11-18-2012, 05:42 PM
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Location: Cushing OK
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Yes, for some reason that seems to be the main thing of how everyone visions the future but it didn't turn out like that. But we do have some technologies that would shock them and best of all, No Soviet Union.
What I think is highly ironic is how most future predictions seem to believe all else will vanish. They envisioned things like Microwave ovens, but you don't see too many bbq's But fire is the oldest way to cook dinner and we still primarily use it along with all the fancy stuff.

I suspect we'll still use pens and paper long after everyone has a padd to carry around. The way most technology works is to add to the mix, not replace it all.

And yes, they'd be astonished that the Soviets had gone. They might even be astonished that either side was still there and we weren't all atomic mutants. And there would still be plenty of things which they'd feel quite at home with too.
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