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In August of 1964, just more than 50 years ago, author Isaac Asimov wrote a piece in The New York Times, pegged to that summer's World Fair. In the essay, Asimov imagines what the World Fair would be like in 2014—his future, our present.

In 1964, Isaac Asimov Imagined the World in 2014

Vintage space-age family test driving the 1957 Driverless Car of the Future.ad for 'America’s Indpendent Electric Light and Power Companies.

Future Past Skype

Future Past Skype

Sao Paulo ad agency Moma Propaganda created a stunning series of posters using retro illustrations to promote social media services as part of the project “Everything Ages Fast.

La casa del futuro | Alison & Peter Smithson

The House of the Future, 1956 Daily Mail Ideal Home Show, London Design: Alison + Peter Smithson

Realidad virtual (old fashion)

TV Glasses Hugo Gernsback demonstrating his television goggles in 1963 for Life magazine

1981 Future Wrist Computer - wasn't too far off

BYTE cover gem: This is how we envisioned a SmartWatch in Are we bad at predicting or what ;

Atomic Energy Lab

Most dangerous toy ever? The Atomic Energy Lab from The kit came with four different types of uranium ore so kids could "discover the secrets of radioactive materials.

Future food delivery predictions from 1940s

Food vendors deliver to your door. Seagram's ad with future delivery predictions "By Men Who Plan Beyond Tomorrow", 1947

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