Wednesday, September 21, 2011

I Saw This At Work On Someone's Wall, And I Busted Up

It's from a 1981 book, World of Tomorrow: School, Work, and Play about how computers in the future will largely eliminate crime, but at the cost of a new type of criminal.

Along the way, I found this amusing blog called Paleofuture, filled with past images of the future.  Here you can see 1958's notion of what teaching in the future will look like.  Online instruction looks nothing like this--and in fact, is so far in advance of this as to seem ludicrous.  A little more on target is this 1959 prediction about the electronic home future of the future which includes discussion of the then futuristic idea of a VCR that plays back in 3D on flat screen televisions.

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