by Gerry Mak in New Trends on Saturday 29 September 2007

When Back to the Future 2 was released in 1989, kids everywhere were totally stoked on hover boards and flying cars. Now, of course, that vision of the future is completely dated and more representative of the time in which it was made than the time which it projected. Paleo-Future is a blog devoted to outdated, retro visions of the future as seen in articles, images, news stories, and audio clips culled from books, magazines, videos, postcards, and radio archives from every decade since the 1880s. Yes, there are plenty of flying cars and whirly-bird contraptions, but also some beautiful French prints from 1910 depicting life in the year 2000 and an amusing 1983 article asserting that online shopping will never work.