Category Archives: Futures Past

Future Encapsulated

This Reuters article: Centennial time capsule car found ruined | Oddly Enough | Reuters Got me thinking about a couple of things. First, how might the time capsule have been done better (please confine speculation to approximately mid-century technology), and second, what would constitute “an advanced product of American industrial ingenuity with the kind of […]

Today Is The Tomorrow That We Were Telling You About Yesterday

(Authors, this is a dummy entry I’m using as a placeholder to develop a series of articles reviewing the prognosticatory success of a pair of books “Future Stuff” and “More Future Stuff” published in 1989 and 1991.) Taking the entries in order of publication, we see the following entry in the chapter “Stuff You Wouldn’t […]