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RoboCop 1924
Web Image ^ | May 1924 | Unk

Posted on 09/28/2013 11:19:49 AM PDT by Islander7

Scientists have been making bone headed predictions of the future for decades. Found this on the web. Thought it an interesting bit of history.



TOPICS: Hobbies; Humor; Miscellaneous; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: history; leo; radio; strange

1 posted on 09/28/2013 11:19:49 AM PDT by Islander7
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To: Islander7
Full size image is here
2 posted on 09/28/2013 11:21:05 AM PDT by Islander7 (There is no septic system so vile, so filthy, the left won't drink from to further their agenda)
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To: Islander7

Peter King would love one of these to ‘protect’ him from his constituents.


3 posted on 09/28/2013 11:21:48 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Islander7

SO what goes on in the minds of people who utilize their knowledge and talents to invent things specifically for crowd control by an oppressive government?


4 posted on 09/28/2013 11:23:47 AM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: Islander7

I love the multi-sap hand. LOL


5 posted on 09/28/2013 11:26:30 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: Islander7

Is that for real?

Was this really from 1924?

has anyone checked this?


6 posted on 09/28/2013 11:27:51 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: Islander7
A little artistic flair, but I thinks it is a pretty good prediction.


7 posted on 09/28/2013 11:30:18 AM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: Islander7

Love the anatomically positioned Tear Gas outlet and exhaust port.


8 posted on 09/28/2013 11:31:28 AM PDT by digger48
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To: GeronL

I couldn’t find the exact article but found this from even early so yea, its probably true.

http://longstreet.typepad.com/thesciencebookstore/future_history_of_the/


9 posted on 09/28/2013 11:32:24 AM PDT by svcw (obama lied my plan died)
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To: GeronL
I just checked for references for the magazine and found what purports to be an image of the cover of Science and Invention May 1924




looks "real" to me
10 posted on 09/28/2013 11:39:12 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( Un-Documented Journalist / Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team)
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To: MeshugeMikey

So far it does.


11 posted on 09/28/2013 11:42:23 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: svcw

see above post for cover of Science and Invention May 1924..touting said article

LOVE this one....the FIRST Google Glass??

http://longstreet.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83542d51e69e201901e12c401970b-500wi


12 posted on 09/28/2013 11:42:30 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( Un-Documented Journalist / Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team)
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To: Islander7
I’m kind of surprised Henry Ford didn’t build a few of these.
13 posted on 09/28/2013 12:03:39 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: Islander7

I’m kind of surprised Henry Ford didn’t build a few of these.


14 posted on 09/28/2013 12:03:53 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: ozzymandus

Imagine what we could do today with advanced electronics and controls-—I would not be surprised if Obama put a few of these out to counter the tea parties.


15 posted on 09/28/2013 12:07:59 PM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Pan_Yan

I was thinking the same thing. What is it with humans and the draw to dominate and oppress?

I suppose we are hunters, with instinct to kill outsiders and dominate the tribe for women, food and glory.

Humans pretty much suck.


16 posted on 09/28/2013 12:08:57 PM PDT by DariusBane (Liberty and Risk. Flip sides of the same coin. So how much risk will YOU accept?)
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To: GeronL

It’s likely real. The author is Hugo Gernsback, for whom the Hugo Award in Science Fiction is named for. Wikipedia has a decent write up of him.


17 posted on 09/28/2013 12:33:08 PM PDT by jtonn
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To: jtonn

SO this was science fiction?


18 posted on 09/28/2013 12:36:10 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: GeronL

“Is that for real?

Was this really from 1924?”

Tesla made a radio controlled boat in 1898.


19 posted on 09/28/2013 12:36:17 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Moonman62

bump


20 posted on 09/28/2013 12:39:38 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: Islander7

LOL! I can see one of these things get taken out by an attempt to go down a flight of stairs like ED-209 was...


21 posted on 09/28/2013 12:40:32 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (IRS = Internal Revenge Service)
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To: Islander7

Serve...protect...crush...kill...destroy...


22 posted on 09/28/2013 12:44:39 PM PDT by JediJones (The #1 Must-see Filibuster of the Year: TEXAS TED AND THE CONSERVATIVE CRUZ-ADE)
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To: DariusBane

“I was thinking the same thing. What is it with humans and the draw to dominate and oppress?”

You’ll find a lot of sociopaths and narcissists in leadership positions. Not all humans suck.


23 posted on 09/28/2013 12:45:22 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: DariusBane

It’s an evolutionary advantage. If our species periodically “thins the herd” by fighting wars then the weaker genes are eliminated from the pool and we become a stronger species. Competing species that do not do that are at risk of being wiped out by the ones that do. Passive, docile species have a tendency to get destroyed by more dominant ones. All it takes is one tribe to decide to be warlike before every other one has to either learn to fight wars just as well as they do or be wiped out.


24 posted on 09/28/2013 12:55:32 PM PDT by JediJones (The #1 Must-see Filibuster of the Year: TEXAS TED AND THE CONSERVATIVE CRUZ-ADE)
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To: Islander7; Lazamataz; humblegunner; Squantos

I hate when I’m dining near a crowd-control robot and its yapping away on its celltelegraphone.


25 posted on 09/28/2013 1:00:13 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: GeronL

I guess you could day that. Although no more “science fiction” than Popular Science through the years. Recall that this was during the Roaring 20s when technology promised to solve all of society’s ills.


26 posted on 09/28/2013 1:47:08 PM PDT by jtonn
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To: Vince Ferrer

That was what first came to mind. A very accurate prediction I think.

Any articles about Automatons for lettuce harvesters or tomato pickers?


27 posted on 09/28/2013 1:53:39 PM PDT by 21twelve ("We've got the guns, and we got the numbers" adapted and revised from Jim M.)
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To: jtonn

I love to read the old Popular Science mags from the 20’s to the 50’s. From the “build your own airplane with that old Model T engine” to the “Is television really coming?” to the atomic cars, personal spaceships and condos on the moon, it’s a great look at the past. My personal favorite was a “Gus’ Garage” where Gus debated the value of 4-wheel brakes and stop lights on cars.


28 posted on 09/28/2013 7:00:23 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: JediJones

Ah, spoken like a Nazi Theorist. That is pretty much my point.

Yes I understand we were forged in a brutal trial for survival. We must rise above the animal instinct.


29 posted on 09/29/2013 9:44:05 AM PDT by DariusBane (Liberty and Risk. Flip sides of the same coin. So how much risk will YOU accept?)
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To: DariusBane

Sure...civilization is all about reprogramming our brains through education, religion, etc., to restrain our antisocial impulses and rise above the law of the jungle. But it does create a problem when we have an enemy who throws that away and behaves like savages and we neglect to suspend the Marquess of Queensberry Rules when we fight back.


30 posted on 09/30/2013 1:59:17 AM PDT by JediJones (The #1 Must-see Filibuster of the Year: TEXAS TED AND THE CONSERVATIVE CRUZ-ADE)
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To: DariusBane

“Those who beat their swords into plowshares, will plow for those who don’t”.


31 posted on 09/30/2013 2:10:10 AM PDT by SauronOfMordor (this space for rent)
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To: SauronOfMordor; JediJones

I am not a pacifist. Far from it. I believe that a man avoids a fight until he can’t, then a man finishes it. A man prepares for the fight and by preperation the fight may be averted.

However, Man is a beast that wants to dominate. My comments were predicated on the cover art, showing “police robots” running amok in a crowd. My thinking was that a popular magazine wanting to sell magazines has the pulse of the people who could lay down money to buy. For them to make a cover like that is a reflection of the people who may make a buying decision. So they entice with art that would appeal to those decision makers.

Hence, art that appeals to those decision makers is a self righteous state bullying the masses... The decision makers are just Joe Bag O Donuts. The decision makers are us. Damn shame.


32 posted on 09/30/2013 10:22:12 AM PDT by DariusBane (Liberty and Risk. Flip sides of the same coin. So how much risk will YOU accept?)
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