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Author Topic: GQ: How 2000ad Predicted The Future  (Read 17633 times)

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Re: GQ: How 2000ad Predicted The Future
« Reply #15 on: 26 June, 2014, 10:49:32 pm »
Long after the 2014 World Cup the influence of the infamous Luis Suárez would continue, an affliction that would become known as Biter’s Disease (aka Tetanus 27).


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Re: GQ: How 2000ad Predicted The Future
« Reply #17 on: 27 June, 2014, 11:47:18 am »
'Fat Acceptance Movement' AKA 'Fat Pride' 'Fat Power' ...in 1980 this would have been science-fi...I'll get my belly-wheel.

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Re: GQ: How 2000ad Predicted The Future
« Reply #18 on: 27 June, 2014, 01:40:20 pm »

From winning the affections of Nikolai Dante in 1997 (prog 1066), to winning Eurovision in 2014. Tharg, predicting the future since 1977:



Except Conchita Wurst is, what would generally be considered, a male. And the Lady Eudoxia Looshin is deffinelty, what would be considered by most, a female.

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Re: GQ: How 2000ad Predicted The Future
« Reply #19 on: 27 June, 2014, 02:28:42 pm »
That is seriously scary. :o
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Re: GQ: How 2000ad Predicted The Future
« Reply #20 on: 27 June, 2014, 04:19:34 pm »
Which prog was that biter scene in?  The only MC1 biter I remember was in the first Kenny Who story. 
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Re: GQ: How 2000ad Predicted The Future
« Reply #21 on: 27 June, 2014, 04:50:48 pm »
Which prog was that biter scene in?  The only MC1 biter I remember was in the first Kenny Who story.

Daily Star strip called 'Mega-City Biter'

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Re: GQ: How 2000ad Predicted The Future
« Reply #22 on: 27 June, 2014, 06:12:17 pm »

Smart gun technology is the latest consumer product and hot topic in the USA - the NRA don't like 'em. Sensors in the grip detect the user's palm print and stop the weapon being fired by an unauthorised user. They were initially developed for use by law enforcement officers ...

http://www.forbes.com/sites/josephsteinberg/2014/05/04/smartguns/

I wrote a letter to Tharg about that years ago, cannae remember the prog though.

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Re: GQ: How 2000ad Predicted The Future
« Reply #23 on: 27 June, 2014, 09:07:31 pm »
There was a recurring section in the prog back in around 1995ish that showed how the tech was coming into the real world. I would hunt for pictures, but I can't upload pictures on this website with my iPad.

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Re: GQ: How 2000ad Predicted The Future
« Reply #24 on: 27 June, 2014, 11:50:20 pm »
The early annuals did a lot of tech stuff: NASA mainly, facinating when you were a kid. Z
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Re: GQ: How 2000ad Predicted The Future
« Reply #25 on: 28 June, 2014, 02:06:03 pm »
Which prog was that biter scene in?  The only MC1 biter I remember was in the first Kenny Who story.

Daily Star strip called 'Mega-City Biter'

Cheers - I've probably read it, but it would have been many years ago
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Re: GQ: How 2000ad Predicted The Future
« Reply #26 on: 30 June, 2014, 04:01:16 pm »
Drone cameras?

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Re: GQ: How 2000ad Predicted The Future
« Reply #27 on: 01 July, 2014, 11:42:25 pm »

http://www.gq-magazine.co.uk/comment/articles/2014-04/23/2000-ad-the-comic-that-foretold-the-future

Wagner and Grant foresaw TOWIE and Banksie, apparently. I share the author's disappointment that Dave The Orangutan has neither been elected nor assassinated as yet, but feel he may have missed the point Wagner and Grant were making about all elected office if he thinks we don't already live in a world of Dave The Orangutans.

I remember about thirty years ago a Stronty Dog tale predicted riots against the poll tax, and sure enough it came to pass. But I hadn't realised so many events had been predicted accurately. Some of Tharg's droids must have an oracle programme!

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Re: GQ: How 2000ad Predicted The Future
« Reply #28 on: 13 August, 2014, 06:56:27 pm »

Dog elected Mayor of Missouri town. Whether you think that's more or less ridiculous than an orang-utan holding the same office in MC1 depends on your estimation of the respective intelligence quotient and trustworthiness of each species.

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Re: GQ: How 2000ad Predicted The Future
« Reply #29 on: 13 August, 2014, 10:04:31 pm »
There was also the Labour leader John Smith dying of a heart attack in Zenith, shortly before he did in reality.
Less impressive was Tony Blair becoming Prime Minister in Maniac 5 - he committed suicide some time before the first series, then Mark Millar forgot and he came to life back in the third.
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