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Old film from 1947 predicted 'mobile phones'

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jethrofloyd

Surprisinglu futuristic movie, but I don't see Facebook or Twitter on their 'mobile phones'. ^_^

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Essan
1 hour ago, jethrofloyd said:

Surprisinglu futuristic movie, but I don't see Facebook or Twitter on their 'mobile phones'. ^_^

They're all too busy watching the latest "must see" on Netflix  to worry about old fashioned stuff like that :P   

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Seti42
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If you sift through enough old sci-fi, you are guaranteed to find things that have come true. This is partly because sci-fi writers tend to be smart, and base their predictions on current (to them) technology and trends. This is also partly because engineers and scientists are often inspired by and fans of science fiction. Sometimes it seems a little uncanny, like the above movie clip, Star Trek predicting tablet PCs and flip phones, and William Gibson predicting the internet and our relationship to it. But it's still just a combination of coincidence and educated guessing...And the fact that hindsight is always 20/20.

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XenoFish
10 hours ago, Seti42 said:

But it's still just a combination of coincidence and educated guessing...And the fact that hindsight is always 20/20.

Are they were inspired by the idea of those things. 

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MissJatti

More like portable Tvs then mobile phones

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_Only
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I remember in Back To The Future 2 they had phone calls come in video over the TV, and at the time it seemed crazy.

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jethrofloyd

 

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South Alabam

This is just confirmation bias. It was titled "Television of Tomorrow". Not phone of tomorrow. They did not speak into them. They just want you to believe they predicted phones and not mini TV's.

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stereologist

One of the best predictions is in the radio show "A logic named Joe". In the old time radio show, a family buys a computer they call a logic. The son nicknames the logic Joe. Joe is installed at home and is networked. Due to a manufacturing issue Joe removes the safeguards on the networked computers. The networked computers share a tremendous amount of information about those using them and are soon used for nefarious tasks such as poisoning unpleasant bosses.

You can listen to it here

 

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