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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.

The Future is Now (1955)

The Future is Now (1955)

The 1955 short documentary The Future is Now showed viewers what technological changes they could expect in the near future. The clip below demonstrates home video, videophone and electronic music.

What do you wear to answer the phone? What difference does it make? None, today! But tomorrow, if videophone comes, as well it might, then the world has found itself another problem.

A special thanks to Jake over at the Paleo-Future Google Group for alerting us to the TCM airing of this paleo-futuristic classic.

Note: I originally uploaded this clip to Dailymotion but have since moved it to YouTube.

You can read more about videophones of the future right here.

Atomic Power Plant of the Future (1939)

Atomic Power Plant of the Future (1939)

Space Age Lunch Boxes (1950s and 60s)

Space Age Lunch Boxes (1950s and 60s)