The sad truth. .. You have 3 years scientists. You better start getting your together. humas stahp
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#10 - tentaclerapee
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**tentaclerapee rolled a random image posted in comment #2 at Meanwhile... ** How I viewed 2000 in the 1950's
**tentaclerapee rolled a random image posted in comment #2 at Meanwhile... ** How I viewed 2000 in the 1950's
#230 to #10 - ChristopherLloyd
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#293 to #10 - cumwhore
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mfw
mfw
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#348 to #10 - JamesCraft
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#413 to #348 - kongalkohol
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Oh god, I can't stop laughing at this reply
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#37 to #10 - thatsmellysmell
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The **** am I looking at?
#121 to #10 - dragostarc
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#326 to #10 - larski
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What in the mother of ****?
#273 to #10 - jinjo
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I've had that gif forever, thank you for accidentally rolling a higher quality version for my uses :D
I've had that gif forever, thank you for accidentally rolling a higher quality version for my uses :D
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#107 to #10 - bobodevetjedan
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bad quality source below:

www.ebaumsworld.com/video/watch/552003/
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#14 to #10 - slippowich
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wut.
#98 - kaelanduck
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You have 3 years scientists.
You better start getting your **** together.
#104 to #98 - shikadsapo
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Well, the nike's already exist, we just need the hoverboard
#46 - allamericandude
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No, that's how cynical people see the future these days. Do you think there weren't cynical people in the past? Read 1984.

Two things are true:
1) Things are generally getting better.
2) People will always say things are getting worse.

I mean, count your ******* blessings. We live in the most amazing, advanced society in history. We have iPods and the Internet. An entire computer from the 1950's can now fit on the palm of your hand. We've been to the moon. We have cars that you can talk to. We can instantly video chat with our friends on the other side of the planet. And our scientists are working on an equation to explain the entire universe. Do you really think that if you showed someone in the 1950's what the world is like today, that they'd go "Wow, that sucks"? And what possible reason is there for this progression to stop (other than, say, a nuclear holocaust)? Come on!
#164 to #46 - anon
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Human logic: Bad outshines good. If Gandhi had killed someone, he would have been remembered as a crazed murderer rather than a peaceful hero. Most people will ignore that we can live longer and better, since there are musicians they don't like, and other people don't share their views.
#275 to #46 - ponyoctavia
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I like the fact that the wright brothers gave us the ability to fly in 1903 and only 66 years later we landed on the moon. Also that right when the jet engine was invented in 1941 that it only took around 10 years for them to build the SR-71 blackbird. (A jet that can go about 2000 miles per hour). The world will be amazing in 50 years.
#48 to #46 - maffi
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The palm of your hand? That seems a little big.
#49 to #48 - allamericandude
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Lol yeah, especially considering that we now have 128gb micro sd cards that are the size of a fingernail.
#53 to #46 - lolzordz
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i dont think the solution lies in what were inventing... technology does everything for us, soon humans will become so 'advanced' that we wont know how to build a fire out of sticks any more cos some scientist created an app for that
#54 to #53 - allamericandude
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So?
#57 to #54 - lolzordz
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so look at the average kid. my brother who is exactly like me, only 8 years younger. doesnt go outside to play. doesnt read books. doesnt get creative. eats junk food.

nothing is earned with the younger generation. how do you think that affects them? for the better? get outta here with that...
#59 to #57 - allamericandude
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Um, you're his older brother. Take your little brother outside to play. Read a book with him. Play with him. Help him choose healthier foods. They say it takes a village to raise a child--you're part of that village.
#61 to #59 - lolzordz
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you think i havent tried that? lol trust me its not easy when the younger generation think theyre smart too.
had to block youtube from his laptop cos he was wasting his life away watching other people narrate over minecraft gameplay.

now he doesnt speak to me.

so no, were not heading the right way just cos were inventing cool stuff. fact.
#112 to #61 - anon
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yeah because you are doing so much more with your life when you are wasting it here on funnyjunk!
#334 to #112 - lolzordz
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woww.... seriously? you really think im wasting my life cos you find me commenting on funnyjunk?

how does that tell you anything about my life mate? the only thing ive wasted is my time trying to make a point to airheads like you
#375 to #334 - onceapiece
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Just because the younger generation spends their recreational time differently than you did does not mean in any way that they don't earn anything. what did you earn when you were 12? I myself am 14 right now, and I know that time is the fourth dimension, that anti-matter is the same as normal matter (much like a negative number) which explodes when it comes into contact with normal matter, and that gravity is supposedly caused by space and time being warped by the presence of matter. And that's only quantum mechanics. I was able to learn all of that and much more thanks to the wonderfully advanced technology we have today, and so far, though I spend a lot of time on videogames and on fj, my life is far from wasted
#426 to #375 - lolzordz
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you have only lived 14 years of life. and when you get older you will realise there much more to life than just 'knowing things'

will power, discipline, faith, appreciation of what you have. these are some of the bases that if knowledge isnt built upon then you will fall. no doubt you arent aware of this.

and if there were some more oldfags on FJ, the 'thumb' odds would very much be in my favour right now. but im surrounded by kids just like my brother. lived only 15 years and think they know everything.
#437 to #426 - onceapiece
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First, I would like to just say that I love your picture. I do have will power, which my parents can attest to, as I always get my homework done, and I do have discipline which comes from years of taking dance and karate, although I don't have faith because so far no religion really makes sense to me. I do, to a degree, appreciate what I have, but at the same time I suffer from depression, so while I know that I'm lucky, I do wish that I was dead. Besides, before you were mentioning how it seemed like kids were stupid and that they didn't earn anything, but now you've changed it to having a complete grasp of life before they've even lived 1/6 of it. I don't think I'll ever stop learning, and honestly I don't WANT to ever stop learning because I love learning, but you still can't expect most kids to have a complete grasp of everything at such a young age. I don't think that I alone can represent everybody, because I am smarter than a lot of people that I know, and I like to consider myself as pretty mature and logical, however I also have a bit of a superiority complex, so I guess you can decide that for yourself. My last point is that I understand where you're coming from, because you are an adult, but when you think about kids not doing anything, that's because they're learning how. I also sort of doubt that your brother watching minecraft dub-overs in worse than you on fj, just sayin'
#438 to #437 - lolzordz
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when i was younger i was forced to go outside cos there was nothing to do indoors (except toys). i was forced to socialize cos there was nothing else to interact with. i was forced to work hard and acquire a taste for will power and determination because there wasnt a computer/ipad/phone/etc to do it for me.

my whole point is that if my brother was born at the same time as me we would most probably be the same person, but as i said, he cannot socialize or work hard or play any sports to be healthy because of all the distractions from real life that the younger generation are faced with today. im sure you understand generally your generation is ******, and its only getting worse. you may be an exception but then again, there always are exceptions in life.
#345 to #53 - daentraya
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We're becoming handicapped. We have tools for too many things. Brownies, juice, toasters, bananacutters! Fruitcutters,. I've been to germany, and their toilets are dahm automatic. The water was cut off for about 3 hours where i live. We're dependent little lazy handicapped *******. And boy do i love it..
#372 to #345 - onceapiece
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That's just the common man. I myself plan to become a scientist, hopefully a quantum physicist, because I love to learn things. I know a lot of things that other people don't, but I'm not the only one; people in high-school are working on building walking and mp3 playing robots. Many of them succeed. That being said, even the average Joe knows things that people from 50 years ago would find astounding. With different surroundings comes different knowledge, and sure we as a race are dependent, but we are dependent on the things that we as a race created or discovered
#431 to #372 - daentraya
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Indeed. I was thinking in practical terms, not knowledge. But as long as we keep this up, it's good and all, and we're pretty good at this. Us, in our fitting element
#363 - mcquiston
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I'd love to see, for instance, someone from the 50's be in the world we are in today.

They'd want to go back to the 50's.
#374 to #363 - anon
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My grandparents were alive in the 50's, they seem to cope
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#32 - Kirbyman ONLINE
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**Kirbyman rolled a random image posted in comment #282 at Apple's going insane **

The year 2050
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#71 - haxorman
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People don't realize it but the cold war actually helped technologically advance our society faster. In todays world we spend more money on ******** then we did back then. In the 1950's a lot of our money went into Space research and Aircraft development. Nasa helped us get some of the technology we used today through its development.
#77 to #71 - dwraith ONLINE
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So in other words, go Communism!
#91 to #77 - byposted
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No, in fact, what the OP here said goes directly against Communist doctrine. We advanced as a world through competition, fueling the space race and advancing military technology at an extremely quick pace. The Soviet Union's economy was not based off of competition. Everything was owned by the state, there was no private property, etc. There was no competition between company A and company B, in the agricultural industry, the mining industry, and so on. This eventually led to severe complications near the Soviet recession of the late 80's-early 90's. The state could not provide for ideal work conditions for its huge mass of public employees.

Do you see how your statement makes no direct sense?
#93 to #91 - dwraith ONLINE
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My comment makes perfect sense. Our competitors WERE the Communists.

Ergo, go Communism, as it brought the competitive drive that fueled the scientific advances.
#96 to #93 - byposted
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Not in a direct sense, which I explained there.

Like the other person who addressed you said, we don't need Communism to fuel competition between nations. We just need another powerful industrial state.

Although, I say this in the perspective of human progress. it isn't favorable to have another state threatening American interests for the American hierarchy. It threatens American stability.

As you may know, the Cold War could have ended very differently. America might have collapsed, instead of the SU. It was a "war" for a reason. Now, in this era, America really can't collapse unless a severe economic downfall looms over us.
#97 to #96 - byposted
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and that's unlikely.
#180 to #97 - paintmered
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Don't mind him, he just refuses to be wrong like everyone else on the internet.
#99 to #96 - dwraith ONLINE
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A severe economical downfall IS looming over us, and has been for a few years. But that is a pointless internet conversation for another day.

The lovely brief history of Communism in the former Soviet Union was nice, but my comment was talking purely about the Space Race and other technological innovations from the Cold War era. Not about any present-day competition we need.

Therefore, the other person that commented skipped over what I meant just as much as you did.
#79 to #77 - haxorman
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No we need antother rival liek the soviet union that we can compete with, China doesnt count because they are whores to capitalism
#92 to #79 - pinkiepiethecunt
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how about another Nam there are still commies i think
#100 to #92 - byposted
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No, they are not. Unless you want to bomb Iran or North Korea. But direct wars will not fuel economic stimulation, at least in this era not to a point where it would really benefit us for the amount of men who are dying.

In the old days, with World War one and two, wars would provide for a huge boost in stimulation because the scale of these wars was so large; it required a ton of tanks, a ton of men, etc. You could completely base your economy on war. That, in the modern technological era, is not required in warfare.

World War III would have disastrous impacts on all participating nations unlike past wars where some countries fed off of that, like the US in WWI.

OP was speaking of the Cold War, not actual war. If we want to see huge boosts in technological progress, there must be global competition.
#72 to #71 - haxorman
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If we continued develpoing our space program at the same rate now then we did back then we could be pushing the limits of our full human potential.
#74 to #72 - byposted
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but then the ****** nation attacked, and demanded their welfare checks else raycussm n shiiiet
#76 to #74 - haxorman
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welfare is part of the cancer killing our economy
#75 to #72 - Spikeydeath
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I think if we had the space boner all throughout the cold war and today we could be skyping from pluto to mercury
#302 - mkchillin
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What our future will actually be
#352 to #302 - giustobuffo
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Duracel

*pling*plong*spling*
#412 to #352 - plong
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What ?
#433 to #412 - giustobuffo
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I laughed so hard, sir.
I laughed so hard, sir.
#303 to #302 - fayyzor
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MFW I just finished watching all the Matrix movies.
MFW I just finished watching all the Matrix movies.
#312 to #303 - TheFixer
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my favorite is matrix revolution.
#316 to #312 - fayyzor
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I love all of them :3
#340 to #316 - phatsno
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i must agree.

<is another upside down puppy :'D
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#117 - doctrine
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The future turned out the opposite of what they expected, now it will turn out the opposite of what we expect!
Get me hover boots by 2035
#218 to #117 - ithinkihaveaids **User deleted account**
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not opposite, no where near opposite.