Thursday, February 21, 2008

Get Ready For Antigravity! And Other Pieces of Sadly Incorrect Futurism

This piece from the 1930s shows scientists trying to come up with antigravity -- now it's more than 50 years later and we're still waiting on hoverpads and floating grav-lifts. This poster is part of a series of eight that all showcase futures we should have had by now, like fish bowl swimming pools, flapwing flycars, and mining on the moon.

2 comments:

W.M. Bear said...

As you're fond of saying, Mac, where's my aircar?

wintermuse x9 said...

Yeah, damn straight! Where's _my_ flying car, too! And I only live an hour away from the grand-daddy of the real-soon-now version, Moller air car. He has factory (read: potential investors) tours every Tuesday afternoon.

I'm thinking when I have to the time to waste someday, I should take the tour, with a videocam, and at the end of the tour, turn to the guide and utter the inevitable words: "Hey, where's my damn flying car?!?!?" Heh. 8^}