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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.

Hawaii As Educational Resort (1970)

The July 31, 1970 Honolulu Advertiser ran an article by Jane Evinger about Hawaii becoming a destination for education rather than just recreation. The piece quotes heavily from the preliminary report of the Governor's Conference on the Year 2000.

Both the article and the report work under some interesting assumptions about the future, such as a guaranteed income whether you work or not. An excerpt appears below.

Within the coming 30 years, the report assumes, technology will provide far more leisure and everyone, whether he works or not, will receive guaranteed annual income.

As a result, says the task force, "since there will be plenty of time to learn, there wil be no need for compulsion."

The article was found in the 1972 book Futures Conditional.

See also:
The Future of Leisure That Never Arrived (New York Times, 2007)

Flickr Group: In the Year 2000

Car-on-Train Pallet System (1968)