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2011, The Space Odyssey Did Not Happen. Disappointed?
 
# 1 : Saturday 29-1-2011 @ 14:01
 
 
The future is not what we imagined when we were kids.
Are you disappointed? by what?
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# 2 : Saturday 29-1-2011 @ 14:12
 
 
Having seeing the Back to the Future trilogy, I thought we'd all be on our hover boards by now, lol.
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# 3 : Saturday 29-1-2011 @ 14:17
 
 
now a days we all have more gadgets and gizmos than james bond did when I was a kid except for the jet pack. where is the jet pack.
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# 4 : Saturday 29-1-2011 @ 14:36
 
 
Flying Cars, Intergalactic Space Exploration, Robot Butlers and Proton Energy Pills.... Damn you Hollywood!
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# 5 : Saturday 29-1-2011 @ 14:36
 
 
All ages construct their particular and respective visions of the future from the exigencies of the present - children since time immemorial have done this - the point isnt really to be right anyway. Take Star Trek for example - it is inconceivavble that we will be speaking in the same way we do now three hundreds years in the future, yet we project the future from our present and assume that certain things will be the same. The truth is, the world is unchanging, only people change, and that brings forth all futures.
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# 6 : Saturday 29-1-2011 @ 14:45
 
 
Someone said :
The truth is, the world is unchanging, only people change, and that brings forth all futures.

What if a supervolcano erupts....
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# 7 : Saturday 29-1-2011 @ 14:53
 
 
Someone said :

What if a supervolcano erupts....

Exactly, volcanoes are always erupting - the world never changes because it is change itself, and nothing less or more, it embodies its own ceaseless labour of change.
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# 8 : Saturday 29-1-2011 @ 14:54
 
 
Its origins along with Star Trek was born in the 50s and early 60s a truly revolutionary time concerning technology, we had just gained power over the new energy source of the atom, the transistor was born, the space age had begun, television was beginning its march to change the world, the consumer appliance age had begun, the teenager was beginning to make their cultural contribution.

These things happened fast and they where all positive, there was no cost the Earth had unlimited resources and people in white coats where trusted. This positive period was also the golden age of science fiction, naturally they only thought the future was bright.

It was in 50 early 60s America was the best place and society ever reached more people in the upper middle classes, it truly was a land of forward thinking and opportunity. Its literature and film reflected that, but it was a veneer, there where sections of its society who where not invited.

So 2010 was just a story reflecting the age and place it was written in.
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# 9 : Saturday 29-1-2011 @ 14:55
 
 
I thought I'd be settled down at his stage.
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# 10 : Saturday 29-1-2011 @ 14:57
 
 
Someone said :

So 2010 was just a story reflecting the age and place it was written in.

Precisely, even the opitmistic bent of Star Trek reflects that.
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# 11 : Saturday 29-1-2011 @ 15:06
 
 
I hoped to have a kid old enough to move the fuck out by now!
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# 12 : Saturday 29-1-2011 @ 15:08
 
 
I had hoped Madonna would have shuffled off this mortal coil.
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# 13 : Saturday 29-1-2011 @ 15:11
 
 
Someone said :

Exactly, volcanoes are always erupting - the world never changes because it is change itself, and nothing less or more, it embodies its own ceaseless labour of change.

By that logic people never change as they are change itself
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# 14 : Saturday 29-1-2011 @ 15:15
 
 
Someone said :

By that logic people never change as they are change itself

No, people have the capacity to both resist and arrest change - thats both the source of so much endeavour and also great unhappiness - we, unlike Nature, have the tragic and perhaps perverse desire that things remain static - to never grow old and die, to preserve this or that feelings, to stop things from altering - so much of life, its challenge and sometimes joy and peace, rests in accepting change.
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# 15 : Saturday 29-1-2011 @ 15:17
 
 
Someone said :

By that logic people never change as they are change itself

I don't think people do change, the world and culture may change around us but people are the same ape that came of the African plains probably 75000 years ago.

Without society and culture around us we would be no different than our early ancestors.
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