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Old June 15 2013, 09:02 AM   #16
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. . . I am not sure about Pan Am in the movie as I haven't watched the movie in probably 20 years.
I don't recall Pan Am being mentioned in Blade Runner [...]
It wasn't mentioned, but we do see ads for them nestled amongst the buildings. Not only that, but Coca Cola, TDK, and Atari (a comeback!) will all revert back to the '80s versions of their logos in 2019.
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Old June 15 2013, 09:12 AM   #17
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Who cares? What really matters in all of our lives is: Will TrekBBS still be around in 50 years?
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Old June 15 2013, 09:18 AM   #18
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Boeing and Airbus? There are not many companies making airplanes and it seems difficult for new ones to become larger.
Aren't planes practically at their largest size possible because airports cannot take airplanes over a certain wingspan and the largest airplanes today have already reached that maximum?
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Old June 15 2013, 01:12 PM   #19
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Boeing and Airbus? There are not many companies making airplanes and it seems difficult for new ones to become larger.
Aren't planes practically at their largest size possible because airports cannot take airplanes over a certain wingspan and the largest airplanes today have already reached that maximum?
Did Naira mean the planes or the companies getting bigger?

An airplane with a 500-foot wingspan would be awesome.

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Old June 15 2013, 01:34 PM   #20
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Yes, now that I re-read she was talking about the size of the companies. I should have thought it through better.
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Old June 15 2013, 03:10 PM   #21
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Boeing and Airbus? There are not many companies making airplanes and it seems difficult for new ones to become larger.
Aren't planes practically at their largest size possible because airports cannot take airplanes over a certain wingspan and the largest airplanes today have already reached that maximum?
That's not much of a problem since they can just modify the airports like they did for the A380. (Not that airplanes need to keep getting bigger for Airbus/Boeing to keep selling planes.) However, if no one flies in 100 years (transporters, etc), then it is unlikely Boeing or Airbus will still exist.

Technically Airbus isn't a company anyway, it is part of EADS.
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Old June 15 2013, 06:45 PM   #22
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Old June 15 2013, 06:56 PM   #23
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Something tells me that Wal-Mart, Coke, and Southwest Airlines will still be around in some form or other.

As for companies that will be gone, I think the tobacco companies are at the top of the list
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Old June 15 2013, 08:05 PM   #24
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I think that when 3D printers become cheape, quicker and easier to use there wil be companies that will either go out of business, or suffer greatly, similar to the way Kodak was affected by the move to digital cameras. I wonder if Lego or Mattel etc are concerned about 3D printers?
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Old June 15 2013, 09:32 PM   #25
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I think that when 3D printers become cheape, quicker and easier to use there wil be companies that will either go out of business, or suffer greatly, similar to the way Kodak was affected by the move to digital cameras. I wonder if Lego or Mattel etc are concerned about 3D printers?
You will not be able to print a Lego brick without having to pay for it.

Besides that, just printing something isn't enough.
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Old June 15 2013, 10:01 PM   #26
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. . . I am not sure about Pan Am in the movie as I haven't watched the movie in probably 20 years.
I don't recall Pan Am being mentioned in Blade Runner, but it did figure prominently in 2001: A Space Odyssey (as did the Bell System).





Who could have predicted in 1968 that the Bell System would be broken up and that Pan Am would cease operations well before 2001?

At least Hilton Hotels and Howard Johnson's are still in business, and I'd hazard a guess that they'll still be around in half a century.
Howard Johnson's restaurants are pretty much gone. The motels are still around.

Pan Am would probably still be around if airline deregulation hadn't happened. (So would National, Braniff, Eastern...).

I'm sure Apple and IBM will be around forever. Like cockroaches.
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Old June 16 2013, 01:01 AM   #27
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I think that when 3D printers become cheape, quicker and easier to use there wil be companies that will either go out of business, or suffer greatly, similar to the way Kodak was affected by the move to digital cameras. I wonder if Lego or Mattel etc are concerned about 3D printers?
You will not be able to print a Lego brick without having to pay for it.

Besides that, just printing something isn't enough.
But you will be able to design your own bricks that is either compatible with Lego or is a standalone brick building system.
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Old June 16 2013, 09:47 AM   #28
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Old June 16 2013, 09:57 AM   #29
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As for companies that will be gone, I think the tobacco companies are at the top of the list
They can stick around, they'll just have to make their products with cannabis instead of tobacco.
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Old June 16 2013, 12:14 PM   #30
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I think that when 3D printers become cheape, quicker and easier to use there wil be companies that will either go out of business, or suffer greatly, similar to the way Kodak was affected by the move to digital cameras. I wonder if Lego or Mattel etc are concerned about 3D printers?
You will not be able to print a Lego brick without having to pay for it.

Besides that, just printing something isn't enough.
But you will be able to design your own bricks that is either compatible with Lego or is a standalone brick building system.
People are also able to produce their own films today. That doesn't have an effect on the incomes of professional films (the digital distribution channels and piracy do). And you're not going to do your own film if you want to see one, you buy the final product because it takes less effort to make.
That's the way I see it. The majority of people is not going to produce its own Lego kits because it's a lot more complicated. And pirating existing LEGO kits will be quite complicated as well.

When stuff comes out of a 3D printer, it's still pretty raw and needs further processing. And that won't change. It's comparable to printing your own photographs or burning your own CDs and printing your own CD booklets. You have a hard time matching the quality of professionally produced items.
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