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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.

I Want This TV of the Future From 1957

I Want This TV of the Future From 1957

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From the Associated Press description:

A television screen is inset into an avant-garde cabinet for canned music called the "Kuba Komet" at the Radio and Television Exhibition in Frankfurt, West Germany, Aug. 5, 1957. As well as the television set, the Komet houses a radio, a record player and a tape recorder. The upper part of the assembly swings on a vertical axis to face any direction. 

DARPA Spent $1 Billion Trying to Build a Real-Life Skynet in the 1980s

DARPA Spent $1 Billion Trying to Build a Real-Life Skynet in the 1980s

We've Been Blaming Movies for Real-Life Crime for Over a Century

We've Been Blaming Movies for Real-Life Crime for Over a Century