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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.

We'll All Be Happy Then (1911)

We'll All Be Happy Then (1911)

This image, from a 1911 issue of Life magazine, was drawn by Harry Grant Dart and features the farcical technologies of the future. To see pre-R.U.R. images of personal, robotic servants is extremely rare. Dart never ceases to amaze with his tremendous wit, vivid imagination and biting social/technological commentary.

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The image can also be found in the book about the 1984 Robot Exhibit in New York.


Closer Than We Think! Weather Control (1958)

Closer Than We Think! Weather Control (1958)

Future "Brotherhood" (1976)