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Welcome to the Paleofuture blog, where we explore past visions of the future. From flying cars and jetpacks to utopias and dystopias.

Not a Robot - A Fire Eater (1937)

Not a Robot - A Fire Eater (1937)

This photo ran in the October 29, 1937 Chester Times (Chester, PA).

The firefighter of the future is shown making his bow at a demonstration in the Philadelphia Navy Yard. Garbed in an asbestos suit, this smoke eater walks undaunted into the flames, armed with a chemical pump which quickly subdues flames. The equipment is to be used on airplane carriers.

Vacations of the Future (1981)

Vacations of the Future (1981)

Pacific Bell Concept Video (Part 3, 1991)

Pacific Bell Concept Video (Part 3, 1991)