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Were Baby Boomers WRONG About The Future?

Hey there! Welcome to Life Noggin!
嘿!欢迎来到品生活!
If I’ve learned anything from watching movies and TV shows of the past,
如果问我 从以前的电影和电视节目中学到了什么
it’s that humans have a hard time predicting what the future will actually look like.
那就是人类很难预测真正的未来是什么样
I’m still waiting for my hoverboard and flying car…
我还在期待我的悬浮滑板和飞行汽车呢…
But they do come up with some pretty cool ideas.
但他们确实提出了很多新奇的想法
And in the 1950s,
在20世纪50年代
after World War II came to an end and the space race was just beginning,
第二次世界大战结束后 太空竞赛刚刚开始
they had an, well, impressive imagination.
他们的想象让人印象深刻
The magazine Popular Mechanics published plenty
《大众机械》杂志多年来
of predictions over the years by scientists
发表了许多科学家和发明家
and inventors about future technology.
对未来科技的预测
In the 50s, many of their predictions centered around travel and homes.
在50年代 他们的许多预测都围绕着出行和住房
They had ideas for vacuum tube trains
他们预测会有
that traveled at nearly 8,050 kilometers per hour,
时速近8050公里的真空管火车
pneumatic tube highways to transport your car,
可以运输汽车的充气管高速公路
personal helicopters you park on your lawn,
可以停在草坪上的私人直升机
and floating domes that would cover entire cities.
以及可以覆盖整个城市的浮动屋顶
They also thought that in the future,
他们还设想在未来
cleaning your house would mean spraying everything down with a hose,
打扫房子只需要用水管把所有东西冲洗一遍
including your furniture, curtains, and rugs, which would all be made of a waterproof material.
包括所有用防水材料制作的家具 窗帘和地毯
To dry them, simply turn on a blast of hot air.
并且只需打开一股热风 即可把他们弄干
In 1950, an Associated Press article was published titled,
1950年 美联社发表了一篇文章
“ How Experts Think We’ll Live in 2000 A.D.”
题为《专家认为我们该如何在公元2000年生活》
While smell-o-vision and amazonian sized women
虽然嗅觉电视和高大强悍的女性
were among the more outlandish ideas,
属于更加奇特的想法
they correctly predicted that public health and agriculture would improve,
但他们正确预测到公共卫生和农业将得到改善
what they called “ space platforms ”
他们称作“太空平台”的东西
would monitor the planet,
将会监控地球
and house appliances could be controlled by your voice.
家用电器可以通过你的声音控制
Okay Animator, set my house to party mode!
好的 动画师 把我的房子设成派对模式!
[Techno Music Plays]
[电子音乐播放]
The home appliances company Whirlpool
家电公司惠而浦
also made some accurate predictions about future technology.
也对未来技术做了一些准确预测
Their “ miracle kitchen ” concept included a video phone,
他们“神奇厨房”的概念包括视频电话
home surveillance, an ice dispenser and a robotic vacuum.
家庭监控 制冰机和机器人真空吸尘器
Whoa whoa whoa whoa whoa!
哇哇哇哇哇!
An ice dispenser?
有台制冰机?
Okay!
太好了!
Yeah that’ll happen!
这一定会发生的!
A famous science fiction writer of the 50s
50年代一位著名的科幻小说家
had some more outlandish ideas about the future.
对未来有一些更奇怪的想法
In 1952, Robert Heinlein published his predictions
1952年 罗伯特·海因莱因发表了
for the end of the twentieth century.
他对二十世纪末的预言
As an engineer, he was known
作为一名工程师
for incorporating plausible science theories in his books.
他以书中结合貌似合理的科学理论而闻名
Even so, some of his ideas were a little far-fetched.
尽管如此 他的有些想法还是有些牵强的
By the year 2000,
到2000年
he thought we would have found intelligent life on Mars,
他认为我们会在火星上发现智慧生命
that interplanetary travel would be commonplace,
星际旅行会变得普遍
that we would have cured the common cold and cancer,
我们会治愈普通的感冒和癌症
and that modern art would have disappeared.
现代艺术也会消失
Sorry buddy, it’s here to stay!
对不起啊 伙计 艺术还在这儿!
I just made this beautiful thing!
我刚完成了这么漂亮的东西!
But some of his predictions were pretty spot-on:
但他的有些预测非常准确:
Contraception has changed social and economic structures,
计划生育改变了社会和经济结构
we have explored our solar system,
我们探索了太阳系
we have phones that can fit in our pocket,
我们有了可以装在口袋里的手机
and scientists have begun work on regenerative medicine.
科学家们已经开始研究再生型药物
Other predictions made during this era were more hopeful.
这一时期的其他预测则更积极
Like that we will rely primarily on solar power,
比如说我们将主要依靠太阳能
that we will have put an end
我们将治愈大多数疾病
to most diseases, overpopulation, the housing shortage,
解决人口过剩 住房短缺的问题
and that mankind will not have destroyed itself.
人类将不会自我毁灭
Hopefully, in another 70 years,
希望再过70年
mankind will continue to exist
人类仍然继续存在
and we can see which of our predictions about the future we got right.
我们也就会看到哪些关于未来的预测是正确的
Seriously an ice dispenser?
真的会有制冰机?
I mean, let’s be reasonable, okay?
我是说 我们能不能理智一点?
So what technology do you wan na see in the next 70 years?
那么你希望在70年后看到什么样的科技呢?
Let me know your predictions in the comment section below right now,
现在在下面的评论区告诉我们你的预测
and get as imaginative as you want.
尽情发挥你的想象力
Curious to know what would happen
想知道如果你是二十世纪70年代的人
if you were an adult in the 1970s?
会发生什么吗?
You’re gonna wanna check out this video!
快来看看这个视频吧!
Many of the states lowered the drinking age from 21 to 18.
许多州将饮酒年龄从21岁调低到18岁
While I’m sure some of you are wishing they left it there,
我相信你们有些人希望 它没有进行调整
this change actually resulted in a lot of deaths from car crashes.
这个调整 事实上导致许多人死于车祸
as always, my name is Blocko, this has been Life Noggin,
一如往常 我是Blocko 这里是品生活
don’t forget to keep on thinking!
别忘了继续思考哦!

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对于未来生活,科学家们做了很多预测,可这些预测真的准吗?

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