Looking Back At How They Looked Forward
How many remember those wonderful, hopelessly romanticized visions of
domestic robots, tower cities, powered jumpsuits, and spaceships the
size of ocean liners plying between colonized planets, that the
science-fiction and popular science magazines of days gone by carried
of how the future would be? Well, we're in it now, and while much that
was predicted was quaintly unrealistic, others things that seem obvious
enough now were totally missed.
Alex Michael Bonnici, in Malta, wrote to recommend a fantastic web site entitled Tales of Future Past,
dedicated to illustrations showing past depictions of the future. A
delight to anyone interested in the science-fiction in its grandest old
days, and the progress of technology in general.