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Thursday, January 7, 2016

100 Years Ago This is Reality, Are We Better Off Now?

 OK stock here, looking for some group comments here.    I postulate that overall, we are not better off than 100 years ago (although I am glad women wash their hair more than once per month, now)

But chime in with some commentary on specific items, or just your prediction for what it will be like 100 years from now.....OK same problem here, I have an impossible time picturing 100 years from now, I don't think humanoids will be part of that try 40 years from now, enough time for me to get off this planet in all likelihood.
 I will add comments or rebuttals in red to the text below, the original text shall remain black.

The  year is 1915 – One hundred years ago.  What a difference a
century makes!

Here  are some statistics for the Year 1915  : 

The  average life expectancy for men was 47 years. 

Fuel  for cars was sold in drug stores only.

Only  14 percent of the homes had a bathtub.

Only  8 percent of the homes had a telephone.

The  maximum speed limit in most cities was 10 mph. 
The  tallest structure in the world was the Eiffel  Tower.

The  average US wage in 1910 was 22 cents per hour. 
The  average US worker made between $200 and $400 per year  ...

A  competent accountant could expect to earn $2000 per  year.

A  dentist $2,500 per year.

A  veterinarian between $1,500 and $4,000 per year. 

And,  a mechanical engineer about $5,000 per year.

More  than 95 percent of all births took place at home. 

Ninety  percent of all  Doctors   had  NO COLLEGE EDUCATION!Instead,
they attended so-called medical schools, many of which were
condemned in the press    AND  the government as "substandard."
Sugar  cost four cents a pound.

Eggs  were fourteen cents a dozen.

Coffee  was fifteen cents a pound.

Most women  only washed their hair once a  month, And, they used
Borax or  egg yolks for shampoo.

Canada  passed a law that prohibited poor people from entering into
their  country for any reason.

The  Five leading causes of death were:
1.     Pneumonia  and influenza a 
   2.    Tuberculosis 
   3.    Diarrhea 
      4.    Heart disease 
      5.    Stroke

The  American flag had 45 stars.

The  population of Las Vegas, Nevada was only 30.

Crossword  puzzles, canned beer, and iced tea hadn't been invented
There  was neither a Mother's Day nor a Father's Day. 

Two  out of every 10 adults couldn't read or write. 

And,  only 6 percent of all Americans had graduated from high

Marijuana,  heroin, and morphine were all available over the counter
at local  corner drugstores.
Back  then pharmacists said, "Heroin clears the complexion, gives
buoyancy  to the mind, regulates the stomach, bowels, and is, in
fact, a  perfect guardian of health!"  (Shocking?) 

Eighteen  percent of households had at least one full-time servant
or domestic  help.

There  were about 230 ‘reported’ murders in the ENTIRE U.S.A.  !

I  am now going to forward this to someone else without typing it

From  there, it will be sent to others all over the WORLD all in a
matter  of seconds!  

It  is impossible to imagine what it may be like in another 100


  1. And a hundred years ago the world was at war. The Great War as they call it. The world population was under a billion. There was no internet, no modern info age, infant mortality was very high. Population explosion in the 20th century, mass electrification were still to come.
    Tesla was alive though. Its really not if we were better off then or now. Clearly the modern age offers both simplification and complexity. What we have to do is make the best of the here and now. Because to the future, that is all that matters. I will say 100 years from now it will be antinukes that history will not remember as a group with any common sense. You cant see the consequences of your actions. if more fossil is built because baseload needs are not met, then history wont be kind.

    1. Probably live a lot more life with no internet, lol


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