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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.

The Streamlined Car of 1960 (1948)

The Streamlined Car of 1960 (1948)

Popular Mechanics produced short films in the 1940s and 50s that showcased technology of the near and distant future. This short was released theatrically on May 21, 1948 and featured "streamlined marvels on wheels." The narrator cheerfully proclaims of the second car (pictured above), "If you're looking for a 1960 model, this may well be it!"

Tommy Edison Builds Secretary Knox a Robot (1909)

Tommy Edison Builds Secretary Knox a Robot (1909)

Follow-The-Sun House (1959)

Follow-The-Sun House (1959)