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May 22, 2008

Will Life Be Worth Living In 2000 A.D.?

Some Predictions Past

"What sort of life will you be living 39 years from now?" the July 22, 1961 issue of Australia's Weekend Magazine invited its readers to consider. And went on to state: "Scientists have looked into the future and they can tell you. It looks as if everything will be so easy that people will probably die from sheer boredom."

The reasons offered included:

You will be whisked around in monorail vehicles at 200 miles an hour and you will think nothing of taking a fortnight's holiday in outer space.

Your house will probably have air walls, and a floating roof, adjustable to the angle of the sun.

Doors will open automatically, and clothing will be put away by remote control. The heating and cooling systems will be built into the furniture and rugs.

You'll have wall-to-wall global TV, an indoor swimming pool, TV-telephones and room-to-room TV. Press a button and you can change the d├ęcor of a room.

The family car will be soundless, vibrationless and self-propelled thermostatically. The engine will be smaller than a typewriter. Cars will travel overland on an 18 inch air cushion.

Full article reproduced online at http://www.pixelmatic.com.au/2000/

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