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Paleo-Future Blog

Posted by Adrian on October 5, 2007

One of my favorite blogs. A detailed and chronological examination of the last 110 years of the ‘future that never was’, from the 1800’s to the 1900’s.

Futurism is such a necessary philosophical outlook. Although as a forecast to possible human achievements it has somewhat been restrained in the 21st century (possibly a general disappointment that we didn’t all have flying cars?), which is a shame as looking forward into various futures is a positive projection of the human imagination. Maybe because the 21st century had TOO many expectations on it, and thus has developed a burnt out neurosis of despair? Maybe. Suffice to say, Paleo-Future project details each significant year in which generations try to guess what the future was going to be like, some predictions were hit or miss. Others just a wild guess with a mix of craziness.

Even some future projections from their mid 80’s looking forward into the 21st century, such as the classroom of the future (1987). Using the Internet and video hook up’s , so students can communicate/exchange ideas and work on school projects together. Were they correct on that? Yes, except the internet instead of being an added bonus for educational purposes, has almost replaced traditional social interaction completely – the education part plays a small percentage of internet usage. They were nearly right.

Check out blog post here: Classroom of the Future (1987)

Paleo – Future blog

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One Response to “Paleo-Future Blog”

  1. Idetrorce said

    very interesting, but I don’t agree with you
    Idetrorce

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