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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.

Plastic Skyscrapers and Frozen Dinners (1945)

Plastic Skyscrapers and Frozen Dinners (1945)

I don't want to miss plastic skyscrapers; frozen-food dinners in one package... wireless transmission of electricity; the chance to live energetically to the grand old age of 150 years. Screwball? Nothing of the kind. All of these things are here already in the minds of men; in scientific possibility; in materials. They just have to be put together. -- Eddie Rickenbacker, 1945

From the book Future: A Recent History by Lawrence R. Samuel.

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History of Hip: Yesterday's Tomorrows (Feb 2, 2010)

"And This Button Annihilates the City" (1965)

"And This Button Annihilates the City" (1965)