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GQ: How 2000ad Predicted The Future
« on: 27 April, 2014, 08:15:03 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.


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Re: GQ: How 2000ad Predicted The Future
« Reply #1 on: 27 April, 2014, 08:17:33 pm »
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.


And P.J. Maybes.

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Re: GQ: How 2000ad Predicted The Future
« Reply #2 on: 27 April, 2014, 08:25:08 pm »
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.

And P.J. Maybes

At this point, I think most folk would welcome the opportunity to be governed by a benevolent and capable psychopath. The current crop only appear to possess the latter of those qualities.


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Re: GQ: How 2000ad Predicted The Future
« Reply #3 on: 27 April, 2014, 08:34:24 pm »
Some are more Dave than others.




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Re: GQ: How 2000ad Predicted The Future
« Reply #4 on: 27 April, 2014, 08:47:13 pm »
Pah! My hometown actually did it, well sort of ;)

Monkey (mascot) elected as Mayor in Hartlepool

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Re: GQ: How 2000ad Predicted The Future
« Reply #5 on: 27 April, 2014, 09:15:18 pm »
What was the old English folk myth about a town that hung a monkey during the Napoleonic wars as they thought the said.monkey was a French spy?
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Re: GQ: How 2000ad Predicted The Future
« Reply #6 on: 27 April, 2014, 09:22:28 pm »
Yes that was Hartlepool.

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Re: GQ: How 2000ad Predicted The Future
« Reply #7 on: 27 April, 2014, 09:24:55 pm »
no mention of smoking bans?
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Re: GQ: How 2000ad Predicted The Future
« Reply #8 on: 27 April, 2014, 10:22:51 pm »
Well the publicity in GQ is welcome.....is its readership in our demographic?
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Re: GQ: How 2000ad Predicted The Future
« Reply #9 on: 27 April, 2014, 10:51:22 pm »
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.

Some would argue that W&G were remarkably on-the-nose about a politician who wasn't capable of governing and who insists on being called "Dave" to give the illusion that he's human.

The only thing they got wrong was that the monkey was actually elected by the people and not just a legal-loophole booby prize.

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Re: GQ: How 2000ad Predicted The Future
« Reply #10 on: 10 May, 2014, 06:41:54 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/


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Re: GQ: How 2000ad Predicted The Future
« Reply #11 on: 11 May, 2014, 12:47:40 pm »
They wouldn't work if you were wearing gloves......snigger. Z
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Re: GQ: How 2000ad Predicted The Future
« Reply #12 on: 11 May, 2014, 02:10:05 pm »
They wouldn't work if you were wearing gloves

Apparently, the main problem is the debit card or Wi-Fi type technology involved means your gat only works 95% of the time, making a smart gun less than ideal for self defence. Another interesting wrinkle is that the weapons are vulnerable to computer hacking, which could render them useless. Wagner sort of covered that in The Doomsday Scenario, but it would still be an interesting angle for another writer to explore ...


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Re: GQ: How 2000ad Predicted The Future
« Reply #13 on: 11 May, 2014, 05:20:58 pm »

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


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Re: GQ: How 2000ad Predicted The Future
« Reply #14 on: 11 May, 2014, 06:38:34 pm »
Implant a transmitter with a very limited range in the hand itself and marry the code to a very short range reciever in the weapon. Z Tek Div, here I come!!
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