Future housekeeping envisioned in the 1978 book Exploring the World of Robots. Via Paleo-Future.
Like the next number on a hopscotch course, 2013 is now just a hop, skip, and a jump away, and while we’re not ones to make suppositions about what will happen in the new year, we bet plenty of folks will. People have always had a predilection for predicting the future, as proven by these unintentionally hilarious vintage articles and images.
From envisioning ‘food conjured up from sawdust’ to robot helpers named Maid Without Tears (Huuuh?), these vintage predictions are too good to be true. Points to you if you can read them and keep a straight face!
Pinball in the pool! Paul Alexander illustration via Krystian Kujda
Congestion gone? We wish! Via Retronaut.
The 1982 book Fact or Fantasy (World of Tomorrow) saw domed cities and chilly climates in our futures. Via Paleo-Future.
Not quite a Kindle — a concept book reader from 1935. Via Retronaut.
Hits and misses from 1979. Via Will S.
These predictions from the February 1950 issue of Popular Mechanics take the cake! Via Modern Mechanix.