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:

The Industries of the Future
A Rhetoric of Irony (Phoenix Books)
The Official Dictionary of Sarcasm Postcards: 45 Cards for Those of Us Who Are Better and Smarter Than the Rest of You
The Manifesto of Futurist Cooking
Book: A Futurist's Manifesto: A Collection of Essays from the Bleeding Edge of Publishing

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