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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.

Robots Will Be Kings (1949)


The March 3, 1949 Austin Statesman (Austin, Texas) ran the picture above, declaring that the people of Nice, France believe robots will be kings in the year 2000.

SALUTE TO THE FUTURE - The people of Nice, France, are preparing for their annual carnival, one of the top features of the season on the French Riviera. Among the biggest attractions in the parade will be this "robot." The people of Nice will honor it, because they feel robots will be kings in the year 2000.

Space Station X-1 (circa 1955)

Space Station X-1 (circa 1955)

Blondes to be Extinct (1907)