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Peering into the future

Posted January 27, 2010

Here's a fun collection of what we thought the future would look like.  In an age where the future is often depicted as one giant minimalist, glowing-white Apple Store, these images are a joy to behold.


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  • thefensk Jan 27, 2010

    of course some of these things are prophetic ... the one-man tank ... take a little engineering and you have a snowmobile. The fan-car? Well maybe not, but it is mindful of the air-boats so common in swamp areas.
    The Radio Doctor ... now known as WebMD.
    Thanks for this site ... great fun!

  • thefensk Jan 27, 2010

    I like the O'Neill Cylinder ... mindful of Larry Niven's Ringworld.

    Also the Tom Swift cover reminds me ... not too many people realize that the TASER was inspired by a Tom Swift story ... and is even named after it: Thomas A Swift Electric Rifle.

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