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Gannet
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Seagulls, Life and everything else.

Post by Gannet » Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:37 am

The forum seems quite quiet at the moment - perhaps it is just the silly summer season. So, here are some silly thoughts.
What will the future bring to the Seagull world. In say, 20 or 30 years time, when most of us retirees have other priorities ( if any at all!)? I know that we are not all retired, but I suspect a sizeable proportion of us are, or nearly are.
With sweeping generalisations:- Will the present 30 year olds have any interest in Seagulls? Will they know one end of a spanner from another? Indeed will they know what a spanner is? Will the concept of having a hobby be completely alien to them? Will anything apart from playing with their various devices attract their interest? Will they even be able to consider how things work and what materials they are made of? Will we as a society have the time and wealth ( even ignoring the disaster of Brexit) to spend on pastimes?
Just a few thoughts whilst being idle on holiday.
Jeremy

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Post by tambikeboy » Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:03 pm

Very interesting thoughts Jeremy I've just fueled up my truck and whilst waiting to pay witnessed a young Swedish girl pay for her fuel with a electronic chip injected into her wrist so your quess is as good as mine what the next 20/30 yrs will bring might even get to help Charles uk with some more height to hadrians wall. :lol: but I know I'll have a few seagulls tucked away down in the time capsule I suspect that the grand children won't even bother to lift them... :lol:
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Post by Sandro Picchio » Thu Aug 08, 2019 6:55 pm

I am slightly optimist: my four male greatchildren (12 to 18) like to repair or modifie motor and push bikes, often doing unnecessary damage but always learning something. I agree not all teenagers are like minded.
We 'll see.
Sometime I wonder what will be of all my old gear, wheeled or propellored, after my sons.

Never mind, let's go boating until we can.

Sandro

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Post by tambikeboy » Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:21 am

:lol: Thought you'd like this one Jeremy the wee china at 4 now 6 and still enthusiastic about tool's and what there used for.. :lol:
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Post by Charles uk » Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:59 am

Your starting to frighten me Tam!

Your grandchildren are trained to use spanners & are aware of the benefits of penetrating oils.

I think we'll have to get Blondie to pledge some mythical money for the Hadrian's Wall refurb fund, though I hear some of your country men are very large contributors, they're scared of getting inundated with economic migrants escaping the self inflicted chaos to your south, over Halloween!
Make it idiot proof and someone will make a better idiot.

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Post by Rob Ripley » Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:26 pm

And will we have still have petrol by that time ....... or be able to use it in an i/c engine ..... and EP140 ?

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Post by Sandro Picchio » Fri Aug 09, 2019 4:59 pm

Very good Tam!
For sure a future engineer, and a very strong one!

Sandro

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