The Osaka Expo teased a future of misty buildings and electric trees. Instead we got smartphones and tablets. Total rip-off.
These Hollywood classics were more like modern day oracles. If it weren’t for these visionaries for life to imitate, where would we be?
These should be on every sci-fi buff’s bucket list.
Did you know Sega attempted motion based controls over fifteen years before the advent of the Kinect? For one reason or another, these technologies weren’t a hit then, but have since become a part of our daily lives.
Some of these predictions are accurate enough to make you give “The Ladies’ Home Journal” writer the side-eye. But then they write something like, “Every man and woman will be able to get a free university education,” and you realize they weren’t a time-traveler.
The chrome and glass food dispensers were a cheap, fast staple of office life. They featured self-service vending machines instead of waitresses, and radiated a gleaming modern decor that was more factory than dining room.
Everything was shiny and new at one point. I can’t wait until my kids find today’s modern tech in thirty years and mock the lame innovations of the future past.
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Ahh, the atomic age. Can’t you almost hear the manly man voice-over, extrapolating on how the gleaming stainless steel, push button future is only years away? (From Crack Two)
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1993. A simpler time.
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