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Octave Uzanne’s “The End of Books” (1894)

- September 2, 2019 in albert robida, best of sci-fi and future visions, future of books, historical predictions of the future, history of the future, Octave Uzanne, retrofuture, retrofuturism, The End of Books

Over a century before the invention of the e-reader, a French bibliophile imagines how advances in phonographic technology might spell the end of all printed text.

Leaving the Opera in the Year 2000

- June 4, 2014 in albert robida, future history, futurology, opera, paris, retro-future, retrofuturism

A 19th-century vision of leaving the opera in the year 2000 - a print created in 1882 by the French illustrator, caricaturist, novelist, and all around futurologist, Albert Robida.

Leaving the Opera in the Year 2000

- June 4, 2014 in albert robida, future history, futurology, opera, paris, retro-future, retrofuturism

A 19th-century vision of leaving the opera in the year 2000 - a print created in 1882 by the French illustrator, caricaturist, novelist, and all around futurologist, Albert Robida.