View Full Version : the year 2000 as imagined in 1910


alisonmonster
09-11-2007, 07:53 AM
http://paleo-future.blogspot.com/2007/09/french-prints-show-year-2000-1910.html

the school and the cops ones are pretty awesome.

Ever
09-11-2007, 08:01 AM
They're not nearly as ridiculous as you'd think they'd be neither.

barden
09-11-2007, 08:03 AM
electric train is pretty accurate.

Ever
09-11-2007, 08:05 AM
Gosh these are great

Ever
09-11-2007, 08:06 AM
<img src=http://bp1.blogger.com/_sGYULzoQCgA/RuSWU6UY0KI/AAAAAAAABEo/oZ9Dg8rB850/s1600/The%2Bavenue%2Bof%2Bthe%2BOpera.jpg>

brendo_91
09-11-2007, 08:12 AM
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brendo_91
09-11-2007, 08:15 AM
oh blah, they dont allow hotlinking images from external sites?

Rockin' Cherub
09-11-2007, 09:36 AM
heating with radium. they hit the nail on the head

MeAndMyLlama
09-11-2007, 09:41 AM
this all caucausian future intrigues me

j u n e
09-11-2007, 09:43 AM
'Correspondence Cinema', lol

brendo_91
09-11-2007, 09:56 AM
'Correspondence Cinema', lol
camwhores!

theFoulLasagna
09-11-2007, 10:36 AM
nice find! thanks!

alisonmonster
09-11-2007, 10:46 AM
i just got it off fark.

its funny how in the pictures everyone is still wearing period clothing and how things that were popular at the time (ie fascination with science, flying machines) were just added to random things (ie cops, school children). In another 100 years, do you think we'll finally have those flying cars? Due to the rapidly increasing speed in which technology is becoming integrated in our lives, i think in another 100 years (if we make it that far) will be totally unimaginable at this time.

Rockin' Cherub
09-11-2007, 10:52 AM
another 100 years will happen whether we make it or not

sleeper
09-11-2007, 06:12 PM
They're not nearly as ridiculous as you'd think they'd be neither.

i thought the opposite. i was pretty surprised at how unimaginative they were with this shit. its hard to get into their shoes and imagine what itd be like 100 years on, but, dammit, why are the clothes still the same, why is everything seemingly made out of leather, wood, and steel still? i think theyre really awful predictions, and not only because theyre false, theyre just immensely shortsighted and shallow.


i mean look at this
http://bp3.blogger.com/_sGYULzoQCgA/RuSSRaUYz8I/AAAAAAAABC4/WiaKbdhqWRE/s400/At+the+School.jpg
how fucking stupid do you have to be to think that some machine could absorb books like that and wire it into someones brain? the machine is technologically advanced enough to do that, but not advanced enough to function without some slave child manually turning a crank.

sleeper
09-11-2007, 06:14 PM
it might be interesting to see what kind of predictions we can come up with for 2100. i have a few ideas but i want to see others first

Karl Connor
09-11-2007, 07:03 PM
those could pass for illustrations of the new pynchon. it takes place in the 1910s and features those kinds of technologies.

Elvis The Fat Years
09-11-2007, 07:06 PM
i'm getting sick of brendo 91 thinking every website allows hotlinking images from external sites

duovamp
09-11-2007, 07:15 PM
http://bp3.blogger.com/_sGYULzoQCgA/RuSN4aUYz3I/AAAAAAAABCQ/hrVW8WUbAYg/s400/A+Festival+of+the+Flowers.jpg


Yeah, that's pretty much what it was like 7 years ago.

duovamp
09-11-2007, 07:15 PM
Keep those necks covered ladies... keep 'em covered.

GlasgowKiss
09-11-2007, 07:18 PM
read the thread, fagvamp

Trotskilicious
09-11-2007, 07:18 PM
jesus sleeper do you have to interpret everything like that

these are awesome, the flying firemen look great.

Trotskilicious
09-11-2007, 07:20 PM
<img src="http://bp2.blogger.com/_sGYULzoQCgA/RuSQzKUYz6I/AAAAAAAABCo/coMDw2HAWaM/s1600/Ae%CC%81ronat%2Bwith%2Bthe%2Blong%2Bcourse.jpg">

Oh man this is so sweet.

GlasgowKiss
09-11-2007, 07:21 PM
read the thread, fagilicious

duovamp
09-11-2007, 07:22 PM
I mean, I'm seeing the images people post, but to conform to your demands... I guess I'll change some shit 'n junk.

Trotskilicious
09-11-2007, 07:27 PM
read the thread, fagilicious

Get fucked, GlasgowQueer

GlasgowKiss
09-11-2007, 07:31 PM
new world scum

Nimrod's Son
09-11-2007, 07:32 PM
france might be like that if they hadn't let all the muslims move in

brendo_91
09-11-2007, 07:33 PM
i'm getting sick of brendo 91you and me both

TheMilstead
09-11-2007, 07:37 PM
This guy's entire blog is filled with more awesome stuff. Thanks for sharing.

Ever
09-12-2007, 01:24 AM
i thought the opposite. i was pretty surprised at how unimaginative they were with this shit.It makes more sense than moon men playing moon football on the moon or whatever people were predicting in the 50s. Sides the unimaginative thing is what makes it more realistic.

Trotskilicious
09-12-2007, 01:26 AM
so men with wings on their back is realistic, ever?

i think the fact that they were unimaginative to you, sleeper, doesn't really matter a lick. A zeppelin ship is totally rad, You don't have to analyze <i>everything</i>

Ever
09-12-2007, 01:27 AM
I believe they had some kind of propeller.

duovamp
09-12-2007, 01:29 AM
http://www.xcessivex.net/reventon.jpg

I just blew these 1910's people's minds...

Ever
09-12-2007, 01:30 AM
I mean this was before the wright brothers flew a plane with a propeller. I think the mechanics of flight aren't too bad in the paintings.

Trotskilicious
09-12-2007, 01:31 AM
I believe they had some kind of propeller.

the force of the propeller would take their head off

Ever
09-12-2007, 01:31 AM
Oh wait 1910, I can't read.

Trotskilicious
09-12-2007, 01:32 AM
I mean this was before the wright brothers flew a plane with a propeller. I think the mechanics of flight aren't too bad in the paintings.

no, the wright design is all over those pictures. they made their flight in 1903.

Trotskilicious
09-12-2007, 01:33 AM
Oh wait 1910, I can't read.

well there's still at least two pictures with what basically amounts to the wright design

Ever
09-12-2007, 01:35 AM
I dunno then I guess what I'm trying to say is this envisioned year 2000 could've worked in the seventies save for that the world took a different direction whereas later envisioments of the year 2000 definitely cannot and do not work. Space and space colonies aren't happening any time soon.

Ever
09-12-2007, 01:38 AM
Small two men aircraft about the size of a small vehicle can be made, I'd think. Perhaps of a helicopter like design.

Rockin' Cherub
09-12-2007, 10:10 AM
by 2100 the world will be ruled by the internet government

Rockin' Cherub
09-12-2007, 10:11 AM
netphoria will work as its secret agency and cultural advisor

Rockin' Cherub
09-12-2007, 10:13 AM
it will still be dedicated to the smashing pumpkins although their albums are now nothing more than files produced annually by a very flawed computer program written by billy corgan in 2034

sleeper
09-13-2007, 12:18 AM
my own speculations:


i see the whole cyborg thing happening, although not with such dystopian consequences. i think its just rational to boost out potential any way we can, and the technology doesnt seem that far off.

electricity will be transmitted wireless

personal computers will kind of be replaced by input/output devices only: youll have speakers and a keyboard and a monitor. the internet will become incredible fast and companies will come up that basically run a computer for you that you access live on the internet as if it was your computer next to you. through economies of scale they will offer enormous storage space and incredible graphics and there will be common programs to all users and shared this and that. cellphones will be as powerful as a supercomputer through such a thing.

basically everything will become recyclable. waste will be a marginal thing

Trotskilicious
09-13-2007, 12:27 AM
i'm hoping for the Ghost in the Shell future where i can trade my body out for a prosthetic one

I Ate My Hamster
09-13-2007, 12:32 AM
Just imagine what they would think if I could tell them that girls these days love having hot cum all over their faces.

Ugly
09-13-2007, 12:52 AM
Wonder how a 1910 bitch would react to a facial. "Oh, my word!!"

However, one would assume that pulling out still happened, at least. Where would a 1910 person ejaculate in the proper manner?

Trotskilicious
09-13-2007, 01:02 AM
actually in 1910 they were probably blowing loads on women's faces

I Ate My Hamster
09-13-2007, 01:13 AM
actually in 1910 they were probably blowing loads on women's faces


What about bukkake?

Trotskilicious
09-13-2007, 01:18 AM
they probably didn't call it that

i mean you guys think all our 21st Century lewd sex acts are new but the romans probably did it twice and moved on to kinkier shit

I Ate My Hamster
09-13-2007, 01:36 AM
they probably didn't call it that

i mean you guys think all our 21st Century lewd sex acts are new but the romans probably did it twice and moved on to kinkier shit

No chance they had Big Sausage Pizza back then though.

Variations of BangBus existed, i'm sure.

I Ate My Hamster
09-13-2007, 01:39 AM
What about Chili dogs?

Trotskilicious
09-13-2007, 01:49 AM
In the middle ages there was the BangSiegewagon.

I Ate My Hamster
09-13-2007, 01:57 AM
This is why there should be more scientists working on time travel.

Trotskilicious
09-13-2007, 01:59 AM
yeah a bus sucks when we're talking about four stories of hard fucking

Ever
09-13-2007, 04:18 AM
I consider cyborgs more natural than genetic enhancements although I know that's probably illogical.

Rockin' Cherub
09-13-2007, 08:34 AM
in the past humans were much less prude when it came to sexuality

the major world religions just sucked all the kinkiness out of it

Rockin' Cherub
09-13-2007, 08:41 AM
I consider cyborgs more natural than genetic enhancements although I know that's probably illogical.
it's wrong, by definition. if you consider "natural" to mean "produced by nature" / "ultimately coming from nature" then both are equally natural because humans are natural and thus their actions are.

however then the word natural wouldn't be meaningful anymore as it could be applied to anything. so most of the time natural just means the opposite of artificial/anthropogenic.

as both genetic enhancements and cyborgs have anthropogenic origins, they are, again, equally natural. that is, not at all.

i'm just thinking out loud.

Trotskilicious
09-13-2007, 12:34 PM
in the past humans were much less prude when it came to sexuality

the major world religions just sucked all the kinkiness out of it

it just goes underground

smurfing
09-13-2007, 12:36 PM
my own speculations:


i see the whole cyborg thing happening, although not with such dystopian consequences. i think its just rational to boost out potential any way we can, and the technology doesnt seem that far off.

electricity will be transmitted wireless

personal computers will kind of be replaced by input/output devices only: youll have speakers and a keyboard and a monitor. the internet will become incredible fast and companies will come up that basically run a computer for you that you access live on the internet as if it was your computer next to you. through economies of scale they will offer enormous storage space and incredible graphics and there will be common programs to all users and shared this and that. cellphones will be as powerful as a supercomputer through such a thing.

basically everything will become recyclable. waste will be a marginal thing
what a moron you are, marky

Nimrod's Son
09-13-2007, 01:33 PM
Wonder how a 1910 bitch would react to a facial. "Oh, my word!!"

However, one would assume that pulling out still happened, at least. Where would a 1910 person ejaculate in the proper manner?
she would react however the fuck you <i>told</i> her to react, if she knew what was good for her

Trotskilicious
09-13-2007, 01:59 PM
and that kids is why we had flappers in the 20s

mistle
09-13-2007, 02:05 PM
i thought the opposite. i was pretty surprised at how unimaginative they were with this shit. its hard to get into their shoes and imagine what itd be like 100 years on, but, dammit, why are the clothes still the same, why is everything seemingly made out of leather, wood, and steel still? i think theyre really awful predictions, and not only because theyre false, theyre just immensely shortsighted and shallow.

i thought so too. but it's cool because it probably means the future will be way more ridiculous and awesome than we can imagine

alisonmonster
09-13-2007, 11:11 PM
wtf happened to this thread

sleeper
09-14-2007, 06:11 AM
i happened to this thread

aurel
09-14-2007, 06:33 AM
In fairness this is what the year 2000 looked like in France.