Tag: future

The Internet in 1981

I love when people predict the future, no matter what era they’re in. Sometimes they’re right on the money but mostly it’s whacky stuff. Here’s a cool news clip from almost 30 years ago when they discussed the possibility of getting your newspaper online. GASP! Cool…

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Siftables: The Future of Computers

Here’s an amazing 7-minute video of David Merrill from this year’s TED (Technology, Entertainment & Design) convention where he demonstrates Siftables. What are they? You’ll have to see it to believe it. In a nutshell, they could be the future of computers. They’re micro computers that…

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Future Shock

One of my favorite sites to visit is Paleofuture which covers the wild and whacky and sometimes eerie predictions of the future from days gone by. Here are some of my favorite visions of the future from the past. 1999 AD (1967) has gotten a great…

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Electric dreams

I’ve always loved the movie “Electric Dreams” (1984). It was one of the first features films that had the personal computer as one of its leads! Sure, “2001: a Space Odyssey” had HAL but Electric Dreams had a PC called Edgar which more resembled our modern…

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