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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.

Bell Telephone Labs Picture-Phone (1956)

Bell Telephone Labs Picture-Phone (1956)

This story about the Bell Telephone Laboratories picturephone appeared in the August 24, 1956 Hutchinson News-Herald (Hutchinson, KS). The entire article appears below.

Who's calling will be no secret, with help of Picture-Phone demonstrated at electronics convention by Bell Telephone Laboratories. Man using phone sees caller on picture tube, and is photographed himself by TV lens just above it.

1956 Aug 24 Hutchinson News-Herald - Hutchinson KS Paleo-future

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Project 2000 Video - Apple Computer (1988)

Project 2000 Video - Apple Computer (1988)

Mechanical Wonder Maiden (1930)

Mechanical Wonder Maiden (1930)