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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 Robot Rebellion (1982)


In all the futurism books written for children, this may be the most hilariously disturbing two-page spread I've seen. This image, from the book Fact or Fantasy (World of Tomorrow) depicts robots that have determined humans are no longer necessary and now must be hunted down.

I can just see some little Billy or Susie in the early 80s reading that, "...allied to robots of superhuman strength, these computers might take over the world and see no place in it for ourselves." The aforementioned child then precedes to poop their pants.

See also:
Mars and Beyond (1957)
Donald Duck's "Modern Inventions" (1937)

Connections: AT&T's Vision of the Future (Part 9, 1993)

Connections: AT&T's Vision of the Future (Part 8, 1993)