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  • Top 15 Things We’ll Tell Our Grandkids

    Image of the Future

    1. Back in my day, we only needed 140 characters.

    2. There used to be so much snow up here, you could strap a board to your feet and slide all the way down.

    3. Televised contents gave cash prizes to whoever could store the most data in their head.

    4. Well, the screens were bigger, but they only showed movies at certain times of day.

    5. We all had one, but nobody actually used it. Come to think of it, I bet my Linkedin profile is still out there on the Web somewhere.

    6. Chinese

    7. Our bodies were made of meat and supported by little sticks of calcium.

    8. You used to keep files right on your computer, and you had to go back to that same computer to access them!

    9. Is that the new iPhone 27G? Does it have multitasking yet?

    10. I just can’t get used to this darn vat-grown steak. Texture ain’t right.

    11. Radio? It was a one-man version of Spotify.

    12. We used to chop down trees and write yesterday’s news on them. Luckily, that was banned just before you were born.

    13. I for one welcomed our new alien overlords.

    14. Your grandma and me met a bar. It was a kind of “Second Life beta”, but with actual liquid drinks and smelly people.

    15. Back in my day, “Skynet” was still known as “Google”.

    First 10 entries courtesy of Wired magazine, Oct. 2009.


  • Mikal
    08th Nov 2009


  • Joachim
    08th Nov 2009

    Cool list, but some of these are more like “Things our great great great great grandkids will tell their grandkids”.

    How about “Back in those days, making stuff was so hard and costly that only a few companies did it, and they had actual physical stores people had to go to to buy the stuff they made.”

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