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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.

Burglars of the Future (1910)

Burglars of the Future (1910)

This illustration, from the September 10, 1910 New York Tribune, imagines the rooftop burglars of the future.

BURGLARS LEARN TO HANDLE THE AEROPLANE WITH PRECISION AND SILENCE: Our artist takes a look into the future and foresees the time when roofs must be secured as carefully as any other part of the home.

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Quick-Change Car Colors (1958)

Quick-Change Car Colors (1958)

Jet Set in 1999 A.D. (1967)

Jet Set in 1999 A.D. (1967)