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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.

Utne Reader Podcast

I sat down with Jeff Steverns Guntzel and Bennett Gordon at the Utne Reader offices in Minneapolis to talk about the Paleo-Future blog. You can listen to the podcast here.

The year 2009 looked very different when seen from the 1950s. Nuclear powered cars roamed the streets and people feasted on meal pills for dinner. Matt Novak sifts through these past visions of the future and compiles them on his blog Paleo-Future.

For the latest episode of the UtneCast, senior editor Jeff Severns Guntzel and assistant web editor Bennett Gordon sit down with Novak to talk about what these paleo-futuristic visions mean to our culture, and what the future might look like. Other topics covered in the episode include the greatest hits of corporate jargon and a guide to war photography.

You can also read my guest-blogger piece at Utne, The Best Online Archives You've Probably Never Heard of.

U.S. Senate Monorail (1912)

U.S. Senate Monorail (1912)

"Aerocar" Hits the Road (1950)

"Aerocar" Hits the Road (1950)