Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Your future that could have been of the day

Via Paleo-Future, comes this look at how the people of one hundred years ago saw today.

Some of those buildings must be nearly 20 stories tall! But honestly, well thought out public transportation, investment in trains, interesting architecture, and crazy flying apparati? What, did these early 20th Century people think we'd be smart? Joke's on them. Mostly because they're all dead. We don't have moon bases either.

What will the people of 2110 think of our musings on the future? Well, if we have anything to say about it, they won't ever exist. Global economic meltdown, the environment, a loose nuke or two, or some affront to the vengeful Christian God will prevent those uppity future types from ever lording our dim postcard view of the future over us.

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