The Future is Now

Our parents and grandparents lived in more optimistic times than we do today. They saw the future as bright with possibilities and filled with the benefits of our rapidly advancing technology.
 

The Astounding World of the Future

 
The future is now. OK, actually it’s last week sometime because we’ve “come farther” than what is shown in this video. In any event, feel free to quietly weep because those bright-eyed visionaries of the early-to-mid 20th century were so very right in their predictions and so very wrong about how we would make them come true.

Related Reading:

Progress: Ten Reasons to Look Forward to the Future
Entropy: A Guide for the Perplexed: What it is, How to use it.
Future Threat (Future Shock)
The 50 Funniest American Writers*: An Anthology of Humor from Mark Twain to The Onion
A Short History of Nearly Everything

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