Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Better Living Through Massive Infrastructure Spending

This is a highly entertaining look into the future from post-war America. A couple humorous takeaways:
1. Radiant Heat will keep the highways dry- Think of the energy required for that!
2. Atomic powered tunnel machines will bore through mountains- That sounds a bit dangerous.

Many of the predictions have actually come true:
1. Backup Cameras
2. Navigation screens/guidance
3. Shipping containers- These appear to have been a new technology in the mid-50's
4. Obesity- Although they didn't come out and say it, citizens of the future lived a sloth-like existence where they only needed to walk from the house to the moving walkway or car.

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