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To New Horizons (1940)

- July 14, 2016 in 1939-40 New York World's Fair, futurama, futurology, general motors, historical predictions of the future, history of the future, new york world's fair, retrofuture, technology, utopias

A vision of the future from General Motors created to champion their "Highways and Horizons" exhibit at the 1939-40 New York World's Fair.

To New Horizons (1940)

- July 14, 2016 in 1939-40 New York World's Fair, futurama, futurology, general motors, historical predictions of the future, history of the future, new york world's fair, retrofuture, technology, utopias

A vision of the future from General Motors created to champion their "Highways and Horizons" exhibit at the 1939-40 New York World's Fair.

To New Horizons (1940)

- July 14, 2016 in 1939-40 New York World's Fair, futurama, futurology, general motors, historical predictions of the future, history of the future, new york world's fair, retrofuture, technology, utopias

A vision of the future from General Motors created to champion their "Highways and Horizons" exhibit at the 1939-40 New York World's Fair.

London a Hundred Years Hence (1857)

- February 4, 2016 in commerce, future history, futurology, historical predictions of the future, london, retrofuture, shopping

A vision, from 1857, of what London would look like 100 years in the future — including the prediction of vast shopping malls and internet shopping.

London a Hundred Years Hence (1857)

- February 4, 2016 in commerce, future history, futurology, historical predictions of the future, london, retrofuture, shopping

A vision, from 1857, of what London would look like 100 years in the future — including the prediction of vast shopping malls and internet shopping.

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.

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.