"Nothing looks like the past like something that looked like the future" is a pretty apt James Lileks quote that describes the space age imagery of the postwar decades that I appreciate so much. (Like the background of this blog, for instance.)
The House of the Future was a Disneyland attraction in the 1950s before it was finally taken down in 1967. They replaced it with a new one, as profiled in this great Atlantic article. I think the past had a better view of the future than the present, but then, I haven’t seen either HotF.
Anyone can do science, teachers say. And this is true. You don’t have to have a degree to figure out how an atom bomb works.
TVs are shrinking! … actually, advertisers are just getting more truthful.
They have invented cement that eats carbon dioxide in case this whole climate change thing turns out to be a massive problem.