Welcome To… The Future!

Posted by frankie23

Ah, the bright shiny future! come my friends, and view the glories of the time to come, 1960! This video clip is a visual document of The Futurama, a exhibit/ride at the 1939 New York World’s Fair. Sponsosred by General Motors, The Futurama is a perfect example of the type of optimistic idea people had about the future back then. Admittedly we now know it’s all lies and cookies, but think what could have been! Automated highways, “gyro-coptors”, and suburbs that don’t suck you of the will to live. Oh, shiny future, where’s my fucking flying car?

Retro Futurism: The Great Metropolis of 1960 and What Criswell Found There [io9.com]

One Response to “Welcome To… The Future!”

  1. Lys Says:

    haha, a giant dirigible hanger :D WHERE ARE OUR PROMISED DIRIGIBLES!

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