While paging through the EPCOT Center Book: The Future World of Energy,

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published in 1984, I noticed that even images demonstrating positive advances in the field of energy production took on a distinctly dystopian illustration style.

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The image below shows something the book's authors clearly believe to be an advancement in technology. But I can't then understand why it looks like a vehicle right at home in the dytopian world of Blade Runner. It seems that in the paleo-future, energy is still a dirty business.

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Power plants may someday grow their own fuel. Here, a harvesting machine is cutting trees and separating the wood that would be burned to produce electricity.

See also:
The Future World of Transportation
Syd Mead

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