Is the Flintstones or the Jetsons our more likely future? Your answers


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Hi-tech can bomb everyone back to the Neolithic period

Should we anticipate the world of the Jetsons or the Flintstones?

Both: Trump is off to the moon and Mars, while his sparring with Kim Jong-un could lead to bombing us all back to the stone age.
Rhys Winterburn, Perth, Western Australia

• I’m just hoping our children’s children still have a world.
David Isaacs, Sydney, Australia

• Neither the Jetsons nor the Flintstones but the Piltdowns.
Philip Stigger, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada

• At the rate we’re going it’s more likely to be cobblestones!
Mike Mabbutt, Windsor, NSW, Australia

• What do you mean, anticipate? We are already well into the automated future portrayed in the Jetsons. Eventually, when we have ruined the planet and there are some survivors in a post-apocalyptic age, they will be the Flintstones.
Ursula Nixon, Bodalla, NSW, Australia

• Fred’s Cobblestone County would certainly be more sustainable.
David Tucker, Halle, Germany

• More to the point, will families, in whatever form, still be around?
Richard Orlando, Westmount, Quebec, Canada

• Neither. I’m thinking Robin Hood and feudalism.
Lawrie Bradly, Surrey Hills, Victoria, Australia

You are just not good enough

When do in-laws become outlaws?

On the reading of the will.
Adrian Cooper, Queens Park, NSW, Australia

• When they become wanted.
Roger Morrell, Perth, Western Australia

• After three days.
Diane Doles, Seattle, Washington, US

• When they can’t see that the apple of their eye has turned into a sociopath.
Marilyn Hamilton, Perth, Western Australia

• When they don’t get an invitation to the family barbecue.
Gillian Shenfield, Sydney, Australia

• The moment that you realise, through the fog of your consciousness, that they believe you’re not good enough for their darling child.
Stuart Williams, Lilongwe, Malawi

• When divorce laws are activated.
Malcolm Campbell, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

That’s one problem too many

How many problems can you really have?

Who knows? They just keep increasing. And that is the biggest problem of all!
Edward P Wolfers, Austinmer, NSW, Australia

• One at a time.
John Hardie, Wakefield, Quebec, Canada

• As many as can be coped with.
Charlie Bamforth, Davis, California, US

• I once had a sadistic boss. An older colleague advised me that “if you can’t fight and you can’t flee, just … float”. The boss loved confrontations; we ignored him.
Reiner Jaakson, Oakville, Ontario, Canada

• I’m not sure, but by asking this question, you have just added one more.
Joan Dawson, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

• If you follow the Buddha, there is only ever one problem: allowing it to be a problem.
Noel Bird, Boreen Point, Queensland, Australia

Any answers?

What is the first book you remember reading all by yourself?
RM Fransson, Wheat Ridge, Colorado, US

How different is it to be a grandparent today?
E Slack, L’Isle Jourdain, France

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Rajesh Ahuja

I am a veteran journalist based in Chandigarh India.I joined the profession in June 1982 and worked as a Staff Reporter with the National Herald at Delhi till June 1986. I joined The Hindu at Delhi in 1986 as a Staff Reporter and was promoted as Special Correspondent in 1993 and transferred to Chandigarh. I left The Hindu in September 2012 and launched my own newspaper ventures including this news portal and a weekly newspaper NORTH INDIA KALEIDOSCOPE (currently temporarily suspended).