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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.

OMNI 500 (1982)

The 1982 book The Omni Future Almanac contains a list of the top companies for the year 2000.

Telecommunications services, energy, and genetic/biological engineering will probably be the significant growth areas over the coming years, and the "Fortune 500" of today will look quite different from the "OMNI 500" of tomorrow. Here is a look at what ten leading companies might look like at the turn of the century.

Warner-Amex Compunications Services
General Motors
Cetus and Genentech
Time Inc.
Johnson & Johnson

Stay tuned as we examine the "how" and "why" of this paleo-futuristic list.

Jet Packs and Macs (1994)

Communities May Be Weatherized (Edwardsville Intelligencer, 1952)