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Author Topic: Century-old French Postcards Depict Life in the 21st Century.  (Read 1426 times)
RJBowman
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« on: June 01, 2014, 08:27:32 pm »

http://www.wired.com/2014/05/victorian-postcards-predict-future/#slide-id-918541
It's uncanny; they predicted our era perfectly.
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Keith_Beef
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« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2014, 09:06:22 pm »


It's uncanny; they predicted our era perfectly.


Wired used to be quite a good magazine. What happened? That selection of postcards was mediocre at the best, but the commentary was abysmal!

And who on earth is Ed Fries? Should I have heard of him? Is he an renowned academic, futurologist, philosopher? Ah, no, just somebody who ran an obscure division of Microsoft for a few years.

Meh.
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Keith
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« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2014, 05:09:41 am »

I always thought of Wired as what happened to Communications majors who couldn't find jobs...Wink still, there used to be a retro-future site out there that beat this all hollow...Wink All I remember was that it was broken out by decade (i.e., the 20s, 30s, etc)
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oldskoolpunk
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« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2014, 06:46:01 pm »

That's a well-known set of postcards.  They're on Wikimedia Commons.

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Paul Huxley
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« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2014, 10:18:11 am »

Thanks for that link oldskoolpunk, that whale bus is excellent.
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Camellia Wingnut
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Take my camel, dear. . . .


« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2014, 09:20:57 am »

My Dears,
Uncanny! In Honolulu, we do have whale buses. Note the tail on the roof. . .
They are Japanese buses, and there are several in different colours.
C.W.
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Take my camel, dear, said my aunt Camellia, climbing down from that animal on her return from high mass. The camel, a white Arabian Dhalur (single hump) from the famous herd of the Ruola tribe, had been a parting present, its saddle-bags stuffed with low-carat [sic] gold and flashy orient gems, from a rich desert tycoon. . . .
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