Future blast from the past

12 09 2010

via Here’s Why

Take in some futurology from the past in these videos – A combination of industry propaganda and promotions from the early 20th Century.

“Frontiers of the Future” (A Screen Editorial With Lowell Thomas) (1937) Archive.org

“To New Horizons” (1940) Archive.org

“Century 21 Calling” (1964) Archive.org

“Connected Earth” (1969) Youtube

Can you see some modern day inventions, perhaps in a slightly different form? And how about those inventions that never eventuated – was it because they were impractical, or an industry related reason, or perhaps they still might-someday-be?

What things did these futurologists never take into account? Perhaps the inverse growth relationship between the size of a TV screen and the size of a mobile handset…


If MacGyver wore a bra

23 10 2008

He would have this one.

Normally I when I bring up crazy bras they are usually Japanese – remember that one that turned into a shopping bag.

Well Americans went a bit further – with a bra that can turn into not just one anti-terrorist gas mask, but two.

I can see it now – during a gas attack, women calmly stripping off their undergarments in response … the chaos… the sweet beautiful chaos.