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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.

Steam-Powered Tooth Extraction on an Envelope (1894)

- February 17, 2018 in dentist, dentistry, doodles, envelopes, machines, sketches, steam, technology, teeth

This wonderful sketch of “teeth painlessly extracted by steam power” appears on an envelope addressed to a certain Dr J. Chapman of Totton, Southampton. As to whether he is the creator of the drawing also (or indeed someone in his household), the jury is out — though the idea that the envelope made its way […]

Steam-Powered Tooth Extraction on an Envelope (1894)

- February 17, 2018 in dentist, dentistry, doodles, envelopes, machines, sketches, steam, technology, teeth

This wonderful sketch of “teeth painlessly extracted by steam power” appears on an envelope addressed to a certain Dr J. Chapman of Totton, Southampton. As to whether he is the creator of the drawing also (or indeed someone in his household), the jury is out — though the idea that the envelope made its way […]

Steam-Powered Tooth Extraction on an Envelope (1894)

- February 17, 2018 in dentist, dentistry, doodles, envelopes, machines, sketches, steam, technology, teeth

This wonderful sketch of “teeth painlessly extracted by steam power” appears on an envelope addressed to a certain Dr J. Chapman of Totton, Southampton. As to whether he is the creator of the drawing also (or indeed someone in his household), the jury is out — though the idea that the envelope made its way […]

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.