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Tomorrows World 1989 talking about 2020

edited 14 January 2020 at 6:05PM in Discussion Time
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edited 14 January 2020 at 6:05PM in Discussion Time
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  • VfM4meplseVfM4meplse
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    I'll raise your 2020...

    Value-for-money-for-me-puhleeze!

    "No man is worth, crawling on the earth"- adapted from Bob Crewe and Bob Gaudio

    Hope is not a strategy :D...A child is for life, not just 18 years....Don't get me started on the NHS, because you won't win...I love chaz-ing!
  • MariscoMarisco Forumite
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    They had it pretty much spot on really.
  • coffeehoundcoffeehound Forumite
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    Most things they mention there are possible, but some are not very common. There was a home on Grand Designs that had the glass that you can turn dark with a switch. Not sure if you can get windows that turn into a huge TV screen though.

    They got the smart heating controls right. PIR sensor lights are now commonplace in workplaces (part of the building regs) but still uncommon inside homes.

    Suits and live TV have definitely improved :)
  • VfM4meplseVfM4meplse
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    Suits and live TV have definitely improved :)
    As a 16-year old I was "power" dressing like Judith Hann - 10-denier black tights and all - and felt very grown up :embarasse
    Value-for-money-for-me-puhleeze!

    "No man is worth, crawling on the earth"- adapted from Bob Crewe and Bob Gaudio

    Hope is not a strategy :D...A child is for life, not just 18 years....Don't get me started on the NHS, because you won't win...I love chaz-ing!
  • coffeehoundcoffeehound Forumite
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    ^ Jackets with shoulder pads :) Judith Hann was a good presenter.

    One thing they did get wildly wrong: Howard plugging in his hair dryer by holding the plug anywhere against the wall. That was never going to be a thing for a variety of reasons.
  • JackmydadJackmydad Forumite
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    And I thought it was going to be jet packs, and flying cars with tailfins. . .
    Oh hang on! That was what they thought in the 1950s

    I actually remember that TW article being on, but not much about it.
    Looks fairly accurate if a bit optimistic.
  • melburymelbury Forumite
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    VfM4meplse wrote: »
    I'll raise your 2020...


    I was at High School in Australia when this was a massive hit - happy days:)
    Stopped smoking 27/12/2007, but could start again at any time :eek:

  • MariscoMarisco Forumite
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    ^ Jackets with shoulder pads :) Judith Hann was a good presenter.

    One thing they did get wildly wrong: Howard plugging in his hair dryer by holding the plug anywhere against the wall. That was never going to be a thing for a variety of reasons.
    No, most women need 2 hands to do their hair ;)
  • adoado Forumite
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    TBF they weren't that wrong although their predictions might have been a few years early. Alexa controls music, Nest controls rooms and learns routines, glass can be changed to control light and houses are slowly but surely, becoming more energy efficient.
  • Most things they mention there are possible, but some are not very common. There was a home on Grand Designs that had the glass that you can turn dark with a switch. Not sure if you can get windows that turn into a huge TV screen though.

    They got the smart heating controls right. PIR sensor lights are now commonplace in workplaces (part of the building regs) but still uncommon inside homes.

    Suits and live TV have definitely improved :)

    went to a posh hotel where the bathroom mirror was a tv so you could watch the news while reading the paper...
    One of the hardest of all life lessons is this:

    Just because I feel bad doesn’t necessarily mean someone else is doing something wrong.

    Just because I feel good doesn’t necessarily mean what I am doing is right.
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