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Old 02-07-2008, 10:34 AM   #1
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Old 02-07-2008, 11:02 AM   #2
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I found that VERY interesting. Unfortunately, they provide no sources to back up what they say, and there are a lot of predictions that can only be taken with a grain of salt.

It would take a lot of time to verify what they reported, but even if half of what they say is true, it's a bit scary...



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Old 02-07-2008, 06:48 PM   #3
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Sounds about right.

Here is something to explain the dumbing down of the school kids.

http://mfile.akamai.com/5020/wma/rus...0Educators.asx
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Old 02-07-2008, 07:04 PM   #4
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I was already amazed by the acceleration of technical developments back in the late 1980's. If you want an interesting look back at what were predictions of the future, pick up a copy of "Future Shock" written by the sociologist and futurologist Alvin Toffler in 1970.
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Old 02-07-2008, 07:06 PM   #5
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can't we just go back to growing your own and bartering for the rest..
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Old 02-07-2008, 07:09 PM   #6
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now i know and knowing is half the battle
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Old 02-07-2008, 07:41 PM   #7
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The first comment on that page really hit home for me... "All this and people are still starving..."
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Old 02-07-2008, 08:02 PM   #8
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We will just keep inviting computer techs from other countries like we have been doing for years. There is no need to train our citizens in anything other than how to fry a good hamburger or wash dishes.
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Quote:
quote:Originally posted by MrHemi:
The first comment on that page really hit home for me... "All this and people are still starving..."
very good point!
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Old 02-08-2008, 08:42 PM   #10
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Food for thought.
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