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2009/12/2-26 [Transportation/Car/RoadHogs, Science/GlobalWarming] UID:53560 Activity:nil
12/2    Freeway of the future, a 1958 Disney-ish film. "Speed, safety, and
        comfort are the future". Yeah. Wow, people back then were stupid.
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6pUMlPBMQA&feature=player_embedded
        \_ "640KB ought to be enough for anybody."
           \_ totally taken out of context. It's just an informal
              way of saying "it's enough for most casual PC users
              for at least a few years." As for the highway shit,
              that is just totally ridiculous considering the
              enormous energy requirements that is required for
              their vision. On the other hand, perhaps they thought
              black oil was unlimited, fueling such fooling optimism
              about the future.
        \_ Reminds me a bit of WALL-E.
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An excerpt from the 1958 Disneyland TV Show episode entitled Magic Highway USA. In this last part of the show, an exploration into possible future Transportation technologies is made. An excerpt from the 1958 Disneyland TV Show episode entitled Magic Highway USA. In this last part of the show, an exploration into possible future Transportation technologies is made. It's hard to believe how little we've accomplished on this front since 1958, and how limited the scope for imagining such future technologies has become. Witness an artifact from a time where the future was greeted with optimism. Note the striking animation style here, achieved with fairly limited animation and spectacular layouts. Autoshare makes certain YouTube activities public on the services you choose. Select only the services you are comfortable with - like Facebook, Twitter, or Google Reader - to let your friends know what you like on YouTube. Autoshare makes certain YouTube activities public on the services you choose. Select only the services you are comfortable with - like Facebook, Twitter, or Google Reader - to let your friends know what you like on YouTube. Like to Favorite videos and let people know what you think? Automatically share your ratings, favorites, and more on Facebook, Twitter, and Google Reader with YouTube Autoshare. Autoshare makes certain YouTube activities public on the services you choose. Select only the services you are comfortable with - like Facebook, Twitter, or Google Reader - to let your friends know what you like on YouTube. Marked as spam Reply @kamerakevin - It's more like speculating on what 2100 will look like, from our perspective now. We, as they didn't, don't know what energy matters will be like ahead, but we can optimistically speculate. I'm not sure how you're comparing squandering now versus then. Marked as spam Reply Nice anticipation of the larger highway signs! The cost of all the proposed ideas here mirrors the costs of our present system, which is already past capacity. The highways are important parts of our civilization, but look at the vision for cities! As speed increases, the distance between buildings does as well. What place does a highway have in the middle of cities in the first place? GreeboWorshipper (6 hours ago) Show Hide Marked as spam Reply Your sadness is only caused by viewing everything through the technological limitations of the modern world, which this is trying to look past. The assumption that there is "little precious energy" is completely fossil fuel centric, and completely irrelevant to the vision seen in this video. And you're blaming the SUV, a relativity recent trend in automobile manufacture, on the generation of the 50's? Why not blame the people who keep buying them for vain and impractical purposes? This type of futuristic lifestyle is not only wasteful on what little precious energy we have today, but is not feasible due to high density problems created by automobiles. Instead of relying on better city planning, the the people of the 50s squandered their post WW2 production capacities on unplanned and uncontrolled sprawling-- suburbia, exurbia, SUVs. Marked as spam Reply I like that they thought it would be better to have air conditioned highways through deserts than just cooling the inside of the vehicles. There was no concern for energy efficiency in this video. Autoshare makes certain YouTube activities public on the services you choose. Select only the services you are comfortable with - like Facebook, Twitter, or Google Reader - to let your friends know what you like on YouTube.