This series from 1935-38 includes predictions of robot servants, spaceships, live television from exotic locations, and ubiquitous airports atop city high rises. Somewhat ironically for a cigarette manufacturer, card number six in this series of 250 predicted great advances in the treatment of cancer.
Friday, December 17, 2010
Paleo-Future And The Age Of Power And Wonder
I recently discovered another interesting blog: Paleo-Future: A look into the future that never was. As its subtitle implies, it features examples of unfulfilled predictions from the past about the future. The first posting I read was about a series of collector cards included in Max cigarette packages called "The Age of Power and Wonder."