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“It suddenly struck me that that tiny pea, pretty and blue, was the Earth. I put up my thumb and shut one eye, and my thumb blotted out the planet Earth. I didn't feel like a giant. I felt very, very small.” – Neil Armstrong (1930-2012)

Fresh Reads from the Science 'o sphere!

Friday, December 07, 2007

Where's My Flying Car?

Here are two videos from long ago, predicting that far off, distant future that we are currently living in:

Shopping from home in 1999 (1967)

Fashion in A.D 2,000 (1930s)

What is striking about these videos is not only how campy they look and sound, but more importantly, they show us how much societal change has happened in the past decades.

"A light to find an honest man?"


Some of their predictions are way off, but those that hit the mark, well, they feel chillingly accurate...