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1970: A Vision of the Coming Age (1870)

- June 14, 2018 in best of sci-fi and future visions, future history, future technologies, historical predictions of the future, quakerism, quakers, retro-future, retrofuture, retrofuturism, technology, utopia, utopias

A vision of the world hundred years in the future, in which societies have been transformed into Quakerly perfection.

1970: A Vision of the Coming Age (1870)

- June 14, 2018 in best of sci-fi and future visions, future history, future technologies, historical predictions of the future, quakerism, quakers, retro-future, retrofuture, retrofuturism, technology, utopia, utopias

A vision of the world hundred years in the future, in which societies have been transformed into Quakerly perfection.

1970: A Vision of the Coming Age (1870)

- June 14, 2018 in best of sci-fi and future visions, future history, future technologies, historical predictions of the future, quakerism, quakers, retro-future, retrofuture, retrofuturism, technology, utopia, utopias

A vision of the world hundred years in the future, in which societies have been transformed into Quakerly perfection.

A Vision of Isolating Technology from 1906

- July 27, 2016 in future history, future technologies, futurism, punch, punch magazine, retrofuturism, smartphone, smartphone zombies, smombie, technology, telegarph

Punch magazine's vision of the smartphone zombie from 1906.

A Vision of Isolating Technology from 1906

- July 27, 2016 in future history, future technologies, futurism, punch, punch magazine, retrofuturism, smartphone, smartphone zombies, smombie, technology, telegarph

Punch magazine's vision of the smartphone zombie from 1906.

A Vision of Isolating Technology from 1906

- July 27, 2016 in future history, future technologies, futurism, punch, punch magazine, retrofuturism, smartphone, smartphone zombies, smombie, technology, telegarph

Punch magazine's vision of the smartphone zombie from 1906.

A Vision of Isolating Technology from 1906

- July 27, 2016 in future history, future technologies, futurism, punch, punch magazine, retrofuturism, smartphone, smartphone zombies, smombie, technology, telegarph

Punch magazine's vision of the smartphone zombie from 1906.

The Telephonoscope (1879)

- November 10, 2015 in edison, future history, future technologies, futurism, futurology, George du Maurier, history of the future, punch, retro-future, retrofuture, victorian, Victorian Skype, Victorian technology

An 1879 depiction of an imagined communication device which, for all intents and purposes, amounts to some kind of Victorian Skype.

The Telephonoscope (1879)

- November 10, 2015 in edison, future history, future technologies, futurism, futurology, George du Maurier, historical predictions of the future, history of the future, punch, retro-future, retrofuture, steampunk, victorian, Victorian Skype, Victorian technology

Device imagined in a Punch cartoon from 1879, predicting the advent of video chat more than 100 years before Skype.

A Journey in Other Worlds: A Romance of the Future (1894)

- July 10, 2014 in apergy, future technologies, john jacob astor, retrofuturism, rms titanic, science fiction, space travel, titanic, waldorf astoria hotel

A science fiction novel by the incredibly wealthy businessman and member of the prominent Astor family, John Jacob Astor IV, in which he offers an imagining of life in the year 2000.