Signs we're living in the future

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by anothersam, 4 Jun 2015.

  1. anothersam

    anothersam SMIDSMe

    Far East Sussex
    The future creeps up on us so gradually we don't always realise we're living in it. Sure, we call 'now' the present, but sometimes I stop and think it can't possibly be. For example, I have a scribbled note in front of me saying "Upload videos to [new mobile] phone." Written not even very long ago, this would be Tomorrow's World gibberish. What other signs are there that we've actually made it: we're in the future!?

  2. Rocky

    Rocky A Scotsman abroad

    All I have to do is email my wife and she'll make me a cup of tea.
    Nihal, coffeejo, Pat "5mph" and 2 others like this.
  3. UKIP.
  4. Smileys that move

  5. Berk on a Bike

    Berk on a Bike Veteran

    Are we living in the future? Where is my flying car? My hover board?

    Back to the Future II got it so, so wrong...

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    I know there's a lot of cycling between now and October but perhaps the CC countdown clock could be set to BTTF day...
    Old jon, ClaireSaud, Saluki and 2 others like this.
  6. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

  7. Berk on a Bike

    Berk on a Bike Veteran

    BTTF day is top line of the time circuits, Oct 21st 2015. And I want my auto-adjusting jacket and sneakers!
    Saluki and classic33 like this.
  8. twentysix by twentyfive

    twentysix by twentyfive Clinging on tightly

    Over the Hill
  9. Cheddar George

    Cheddar George oober member

    Location: Location
    I went to see David Sedaris earlier this week and he was marvelling at the fact that we are now routinely having eye surgery performed by laser beam, when i was a kid lasers were truly the stuff of true science fiction and James Bond movies.

    (The punchline was that if you needed a prostate examination then you got a finger up your arse.)
    Profpointy, MisterStan and Mort like this.
  10. accountantpete

    accountantpete Legendary Member

  11. mustang1

    mustang1 Veteran

    London, UK
    The news people don't refer to TCP/IP as "the so called TCP/IP".
  12. Mort

    Mort Interstellar Overalls

    My phone doesn't weigh several tons and have to be stored in a carefully controlled air-conditioned environment and fed with rolls of punched tape.

    It still can't make toast though.
    dave r and classic33 like this.
  13. "The future is already here — it's just not very evenly distributed."
    - William Gibson
  14. Fab Foodie

    Fab Foodie hanging-on in quiet desperation ...

    We know we're living in the future because it's so overrated ....
    dave r and Fubar like this.
  15. vernon

    vernon Harder than Ronnie Pickering

    Meanwood, Leeds
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