"EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT SHELTERS" proclaimed Life magazine in its January 12, 1962 issue.
When it comes to consistently incisive commentary, The Daily Show is second to none, especially where poking fun at tech is concerned. But go back about 10 years, and—er, it was still incredibly good at mocking new tech. And for many of the same reasons we do today.
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Metropolis is a neat movie from 1927. It has a robot and stuff. Here's a bunch of photos from when they were making it.
In 1995 Eugene Volokh wrote the most paleofuturish article ever written. By that I mean it's an incredibly prescient meditation on the future of media and technology. But it has just enough weird anachronisms to remind us that nobody can predict the future with absolute certainty.
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From Getty Images: Dog robots in the Robo Cup 2000 Soccer Tournament compete for the ball August 29, 2000 during a game of the Robo Cup 2000, which is being held at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre, in Melbourne, Australia.
People who diligently follow their horoscopes may claim that it's all just good fun. But on closer examination, this claim falls flat. Here's why astrology is potentially damaging to our understanding of science, relationships — and even our place in the universe itself.
The technology of the future was going to provide all kinds of new possibilities for the classroom of tomorrow — including eliminating the classroom entirely. Interestingly enough, it would seem we're still chasing that dream.
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The B-side of Chris Sievey's 1983 single "Camouflage" sounds like an unlistenable malestrom of noise. It's not an avant-garde song; it's a program for the ZX-81 computer, and if you could load it correctly, it gave you a (very rudimentary) computer-animated music video, coded in the grooves of a vinyl record.
1976 Associated Press: Tiny robot helicopter caused a mild sensation at the opening of the Farnborough Air Show in Hampshire, England, Sept. 5, 1976. The remote-controlled Westland Wisp spy-in-the-sky helicopter has been developed for army or police use for aerial surveillance. The plane can be equipped for…
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Yes, you read that right. This costs $900, not $90. But whatever. If it means I can walk around muttering "enhance" and shooting at robots, I'll pay it.
Before the twin girls dancing, the smiling moon, the steaming pile of poo, there was a whole other visual language we used to help guide us through the world. Before emoji, there was isotype, the influential pictorial language invented in the 1920s. And it continues to influence our lives today.
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In 1939 Radio-Craft magazine wrote a series of articles promising that they would build a home of the future in Teaneck, New Jersey. What fantastical, futuristic technology would they show off? Robot servants, newspapers printed by radiowaves, and glowing walls? Sadly, no. The tech of tomorrow in this house was…