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Des (Des)
Username: Des

Registered: 09-2010
Posted From: 81.153.249.1
Posted on Saturday, February 25, 2012 - 06:11 pm:   

Did I hear correctly what the head of the doctors just said on the news on TV? That they are annoyed about changes to their pension scheme, a scheme which they had previously agreed with the governmant as "future proof". That is an intersesting concept.
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Des (Des)
Username: Des

Registered: 09-2010
Posted From: 81.153.249.1
Posted on Saturday, February 25, 2012 - 06:36 pm:   

Reminds me of the Large Hadron Collider.
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John Forth (John)
Username: John

Registered: 05-2008
Posted From: 82.24.1.217
Posted on Saturday, February 25, 2012 - 07:03 pm:   

It's not an uncommon piece of corporate speak these days. Ordinarily it's used to suggest functionality etc which may not be essential at the moment, but will make it easier to incorporate new developments in the future (e.g. coding a website to take advantage of new settings in a new browser release).

Although, like most bits of corporate-speak, its meaning tends to depend on who's using it.
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Des (Des)
Username: Des

Registered: 09-2010
Posted From: 81.153.249.1
Posted on Saturday, February 25, 2012 - 11:17 pm:   

To consider something can be future proof, ie. in the same sense that something can be water proof, seems the ultimate in human fallibility.

The massive carousel of the Last Encounter: also reminds me of the LHC. And the pre-shaping of the Devilís Tower simply the first real-time review.
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Protodroid (Protodroid)
Username: Protodroid

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 109.79.38.59
Posted on Saturday, February 25, 2012 - 11:39 pm:   

The pyramids are the only one of the original seven wonders to have survived because they were future proof. They were built collapsed.
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Protodroid (Protodroid)
Username: Protodroid

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 109.79.38.59
Posted on Saturday, February 25, 2012 - 11:40 pm:   

It's a great phrase to look at in detail, though, Des. Well spotted. Imagine being future proof. Or past-proof. Oh, someone already did in GROUNDHOG DAY.
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John Forth (John)
Username: John

Registered: 05-2008
Posted From: 82.24.1.217
Posted on Saturday, February 25, 2012 - 11:58 pm:   

Surely if something if future proof then it can never advance from the present. The future will just slide off it, like water from an umbrella.
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Weber (Weber_gregston)
Username: Weber_gregston

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 109.158.60.86
Posted on Sunday, February 26, 2012 - 12:07 am:   

Not necessarily a bad thing - if something ain't broke, why fix it?
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David_lees (David_lees)
Username: David_lees

Registered: 12-2011
Posted From: 92.22.4.197
Posted on Monday, February 27, 2012 - 12:17 am:   

I got taken to court once but it turned out I was evidence proof.

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