In 1942, with World War II raging, people were naturally thinking about what a post-War world might look like.
Once the present world-wide orgy of destruction has come to an end, there will be a tremendous job of reconstruction to do. Ruined cities, factories, power stations will have to be rebuilt, wrecked railroads and highways relaid, blasted mines and oil wells reopened, sunken ships replaced.
This syndicated piece by Dr. Frank Thone, found in the March 22, 1942 Galveston Daily News (Galveston, TX), imagines a world -- should it not be destroyed outright-- on which humanity could build a bright new future using the latest in solar power technologies. The entire piece appears below.
(While doing a quick search to learn more about Dr. Thone I found this interesting article he wrote in 1934.)
Previously on Paleo-Future:
- Plastic Skyscrapers and Frozen Dinners (1945)
- Will War Drive Civilization Underground? (1942)
- Tomorrow's Kitchen (1943)
- After the War (1944)
- Word Origins: Imagineering, Continued (1942)