5 results for “retro future”

Retro-Futuristic Drones

Alessia Andreotti
October 5th 2014
In 1925 futurists envisioned a sort of aerial civilization in the sky of New York City.

Retro-Futuristic Smartwatch

Alessia Andreotti
May 28th 2014
In 1981 the idea of what we call smartwatch was nothing more than a funny joke.

Retro-Futuristic Society of Simulations

Alessia Andreotti
May 4th 2014
In 1930 Germans envisioned our Society of Simulations.

50 Years Ago Asimov Predicted WiFi, Smartphones and Today’s World Features

Alessia Andreotti
January 12th 2014
Isaac Asimov predicts in 1964 what the world will look like today, in 2014.

Annual Meeting of Time Travellers

Hendrik-Jan Grievink
September 13th 2012

Appropriated from the blogosphere by NextNature.net. Peculiar image of the week.…

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By that time many of the Big Apple’s skyscrapers were already present. Futurists of the past envisioned not only more high-rise buildings and a system of elevated trains, but also a sort of aerial civilization. Could it be a prediction of drones filling the sky? Via Paleofuture [post_title] => Retro-Futuristic Drones [post_excerpt] => In 1925 futurists envisioned a sort of aerial civilization in the sky of New York City. 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In fact, inside the magazine, the editors remarked that it wasn't a coincidence that this future computer visualization happened to be on the April issue of Byte. In hindsight, a gag turned out to be a premonition. 21st century smartwatches seem to have a lot in common with Tinney’s concept. The curious fact about it is that, even if wearable technology has made progress, we could still place a smartwatch on the cover of a high tech magazine and entitle it “Future Computers”.Source: Time [post_title] => Retro-Futuristic Smartwatch [post_excerpt] => In 1981 the idea of what we call smartwatch was nothing more than a funny joke. [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => retro-futuristic-smartwatch [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2014-05-28 15:00:13 [post_modified_gmt] => 2014-05-28 13:00:13 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://nextnature.net/?p=39799 [menu_order] => 1003 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw [post_category] => 0 )[2] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 39420 [post_author] => 809 [post_date] => 2014-05-04 15:30:15 [post_date_gmt] => 2014-05-04 13:30:15 [post_content] => This retro-futuristic postcard was produced in the 1930s by a German magazine. In this vision of the future, they got a few things right: mobile video calls, kids able to use technology and flying cars.The most fascinating aspect is that, 80 years ago, they correctly envisioned our Society of Simulations culture: two people sitting at a table, eating a meal and ignoring each other while looking into their phones. Via Retrofuturism [post_title] => Retro-Futuristic Society of Simulations [post_excerpt] => In 1930 Germans envisioned our Society of Simulations. [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => retro-futuristic-society-of-simulations [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2014-05-15 23:28:41 [post_modified_gmt] => 2014-05-15 21:28:41 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://nextnature.net/?p=39420 [menu_order] => 1028 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw [post_category] => 0 )[3] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 37790 [post_author] => 809 [post_date] => 2014-01-12 14:34:11 [post_date_gmt] => 2014-01-12 13:34:11 [post_content] => In 1964 sci-fi author Isaac Asimov predicted what the world wood look like 50 years later: in 2014. He imagined the future in a fairly prescient way. Here some of his - pretty impressive - previsions.“Communications will become sight-sound and you will see as well as hear the person you telephone. The screen can be used not only to see the people you call but also for studying documents and photographs and reading passages from books.” And more: “The appliances of 2014 will have no electric cords, of course, for they will be powered by long- lived batteries running on radioisotopes.”Among the highlights: “Men will continue to withdraw from nature in order to create an environment that will suit them better” and “The most glorious single word in the vocabulary will have become work!” Do you recognize these characteristics in today world?Asimov, who passed away in 1992, also visualized one of the most popular NANO Supermarket products:  “By 2014, ceilings and walls will glow softly, and in a variety of colors that will change at the touch of a push button.” It’s the Wallsmart indeed!Find more Asimov’s foresights on Open Culture [post_title] => 50 Years Ago Asimov Predicted WiFi, Smartphones and Today's World Features [post_excerpt] => Isaac Asimov predicts in 1964 what the world will look like today, in 2014. 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