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The sad truth

How people viewed the year'
2000 in the 19503
LI l
How people view the
future nowadays
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Submitted: 08/21/2013
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User avatar #3 - Mr Ronok (08/21/2013) [+] (5 replies)
the future of today looks like russia
#36 - I Am Monkey (08/22/2013) [+] (8 replies)
Just think of where we'd be if we put even 1% of our resources into space travel.
Spoiler Alert; Space
#8 - lordhaha (08/22/2013) [+] (2 replies)
Brought to you by progressives?
#47 - weirdoo (08/22/2013) [+] (12 replies)
Hell yea motherfuckers, S.T.A.L.K.E.R.
Hell yea motherfuckers, S.T.A.L.K.E.R.
#32 - DerpityDerpDerp (08/22/2013) [+] (5 replies)
To say this is ignorant and narrow-minded. This is like saying everyone was an optimist back then and now everyone is a pessimist. Billions of people on Earth, I'm pretty sure there wasn't a general consensus with the current events going on at that time and this. People would of thought of both futures, Fallout-esque and sci-fi future at both times. For fucks sake, the goddamn Cold War was raging during the 50s, the world being on the brink of nuclear war. No doubt a LOT of people thought that the future would be bleak. And now, not all people are thinking the future is dead. Cures for HIV, AIDS, and cancer are getting ever so closer. Civilians are going to space. We have jet packs, for crying out loud! Those certainly point to a good future similar to one imagined by the 50s guys. There will always be different view on everything, basically, and to say this is the consensus of the world is very, very stupid.
FJers viewing this content sympathize with it because minds and opinions are so easy to sway when they don't care/are actively thinking. Putting one second of thought into this will make people remember all the good things in life, like the quadruple amputee vet who got $250,000 raised for him to build his dream house, Egyptian Muslims protecting Egyptian Christians during worship, or (mostly) all charities, just to name a few uplifting things. They all point to a good future.
So, think a bit when you see stuff like this. Because it is stupid.

/endrant
#91 - anonymous (08/22/2013) [-]
We could build things like this and beyond.

We could have an interplanetary base orbiting the moon and acting as a refueling station and a space tether. It would serve as a hub for expeditions to Mars and beyond. We could use the tether to economically ferry helium 3 to Earth, dealing a massive blow to the energy crisis. If just the US had spent a fifth of it's military budget, on space exploration, we would have a Mars colony with an entire functioning economy (mining, technology, geological research etc.) we would have a mining operation on Mars, sent probes to Europa and Enceladus and explored their oceans, we would have a single stage to orbit space craft and you could travel to Mars for vacation for an affordable price. Your computer would cost at least 30% less and we'd have countless technologies developed because of our ambitious space program. But instead that money was spent on tanks, bombs and aircraft.

We are wasting previous resources, time and human lives on bullshit.
#63 - CaptainKill (08/22/2013) [+] (6 replies)
S.T.A.L.K.E.R reporting in.
#83 - golbot (08/22/2013) [+] (1 reply)
You mean you guys dont have your own spaceship yachts?

Filthy casuals
User avatar #38 - radiohazard (08/22/2013) [+] (1 reply)
Is that a truck from S.T.A.L.K.E.R.?
#45 - smurtehmurph (08/22/2013) [+] (2 replies)
NO ONE PICKED UP ON THE COMIC SANS?!?
NO ONE PICKED UP ON THE COMIC SANS?!?
#95 - pwnmissilereborn **User deleted account** (08/22/2013) [-]
On a happier note: They were by far mistaken in 1950, who's to say we are not mistaken now too?
#72 - dorberg (08/22/2013) [+] (1 reply)
**dorberg rolled user greedtheavaricious ** aint gonna be no brakes on the ra pe train baby ,its gonna be choo choo mother fu ck er all the way i am just ferocious, i want your heart, i want to eat your children praise allah mother fu c kers
User avatar #75 to #72 - greedtheavaricious ONLINE (08/22/2013) [-]
Err... how about you buy me a drink first?
User avatar #66 - grieze (08/22/2013) [+] (1 reply)
the last frame is what the people of the 1950s actually feared and thought would happen to the world...
#42 - anonymous (08/22/2013) [-]
In the 50s most people thought the world would end anyways before the decade was over, nuclear weapons were being made by almost every country to try and keep up when the stailmate would insue between neighboring nations, and the USSR and the US were having their cold war on the side-lines. So yeah, it was a time where picturing a bright future was more of a escapism fantasy than anything.

P.S. Most of the post-apocalypse images we think off today came from books published in the 60s-70s just to show how it isn't some new pesimistic ideology and more of a reocuring public state of mind for when you have nothing big to bitch about and just want to picture the end of the world and how you would survive under that situation.
User avatar #9 - mrjweezy (08/22/2013) [+] (15 replies)
you see the movie elysium?
User avatar #13 to #12 - mrjweezy (08/22/2013) [-]
meh....its what you would expect
User avatar #2 - qwarthos (08/21/2013) [+] (6 replies)
the second picture of "today" is from a video game.
User avatar #4 to #2 - hor (08/21/2013) [-]
Well seeing as this is our views on the future, I doubt we're going to have a lot of pictures of it.
#114 - pokemanaphy (08/22/2013) [+] (2 replies)
I must save the future!
#88 - oddesy (08/22/2013) [+] (3 replies)
I like the second future more.
#85 - spidahridah (08/22/2013) [+] (10 replies)
We could've very well been in the stage of civilization first shown in this content hadn't it been for capitalism and commercialization.
User avatar #132 to #124 - spidahridah (08/22/2013) [-]
I don't really mind screwing people over in the name of progress. I don't dislike capitalism because its "mean," but because its irrational. I wish the best for the survival, progress and luxury of the majority of mankind, and there's no way we're going to improve nor keep that with a system based on money, corruption and non-renewable resources.
User avatar #29 - dafiltafish (08/22/2013) [-]
I still expect Bladerunner
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