Sunday, January 30, 2011

The Future That Never Was

The Future That Never Was - Next-Gen Tech Concepts - Popular Mechanics: "Popular Mechanics magazine is in the business of predicting. Whether it is tech trends, cars to come or tomorrow's top science, we have been looking forward in the printed page throughout our 100-plus-year history. And it's not always accurate. Excerpted from the book The Wonderful Future That Never Was, curated by Gregory Benford, here's a look at some of our brilliant—and dubious—predictions pre-dating 1969."

Sometimes they even got it right. This is an annoying slideshow that's peppered by ads. Still, it's worth a look if you have a few minutes.

1 comment:

Deb said...

Reminds me of a similar book from about 20 years ago, WASN'T THE FUTURE WONDERFUL.