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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.

Until the Millennium! (1930)

Until the Millennium! (1930)

The November 24, 1930 Jefferson City Post-Tribune (Jefferson City, MO) ran this advertisement for an insurance company which assured readers that there would be no need for their services in the future. But until that day comes -- when traffic officers have nothing to do but knit, the flaws of human nature have vanished and automobiles glide silently and safely -- buy Aetna insurance!

Some day traffic officers will have nothing more to mind than their own knitting! Some day the modern automobile will glide silently, swiftly, hither and yon, marvelously protected by undreamed of devices for comfort and safety. Some day the flaws in human nature will vanish as the morning dew before the rising sun, SOME DAY, but until the millennium -- ATENAIZE ! !

The AETNA COMBINATION AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE POLICY protects you ALL WAYS -- ALWAYS. No matter where an accident may occur or a claim develop -- an AETNA representative, of whom there are 25,000 from COAST-TO-COAST, is there to look out for your interests.

Let us explain this special feature of AETNA COAST-TO-COAST SERVICE TO YOU! ! ! YOUR LOCAL AETNAIZERS -- THE MEN WORTH KNOWING

Private Planes of the Future (1944)

Private Planes of the Future (1944)

Strange Ships That Sail In The Skies (1897)

Strange Ships That Sail In The Skies (1897)