Friday, January 25, 2013
25 January 2013
In the Year 2000!
Prediction: The public will be transported in comfort on moving sidewalks.
Predictor: Hildebrands German Chocolate, circa 1900
Reality: Futurists loved the moving sidewalk/road almost as much as they loved the flying car. Remember that The Jetsons had moving walkways everywhere. (Sadly, the year given for The Jetsons was 2062, 100 years after the show's airdate, so it's too far in the future to be useful by the rules of this blog, either dates already past or in the near future.)
In any case, while the technology is very easy, you rarely see moving sidewalks outdoors and exposed to the elements, and the main use is in large airports, not on city streets.
Observation: As always, I love the style and wonderful use of colors by this illustrator, whose name I have not been able to track down yet.
Looking one day... INTO THE FUTURE! Archie Andrews gets to see what it will be like to be a teen... in 2012!
Yes, that Archie Andrews. Sorry, neither Betty or Veronica join him on this fantastic voyage.
Join me then... IN THE FUTURE!