Saturday, September 17, 2011

2000 As Seen in 1910 And A Few Other Goodies

I offer you few examples of human imagination to remind you there's always a better - or at least different - approach.  (They all have images, though in respect to the creators of the images, I've limited my use of them severely and altered the ones I used.)

1.   How about a pocket garden?  Literally, a garden in an altoid tin?

2.   Get a quick nap in a sleepbox at the Moscow Airport.

Click to enlarge and read small text

3.   Then there's this great poster.    Click on the image to go to the original and read the all important small text. (The image info says it's from, but I can't seem to use the search there successfully.)

4.    If you've ever wondered what those initials stand for, you can find out at Mental Floss.

H.G. Wells
H.P. Lovecraft
J.D. Salinger
F. Scott Fitzgerald
J.K. Rowling
E.E. Cummings
W.B. Yeats
T.S. Eliot
P.G. Wodehouse

There are nine more.

5.  How about the year 2000 as envisioned in 1910?  Here's one of French artist Villemard's  visions - teleconferencing. 

See more the images with descriptions at Sad and Useless.

The Paris Traveler has posted some of these and others from the National Library in Paris.

1 comment:

  1. Future always make people think. You may have seen the "Back to the Future" series which is about this topic as well. My imagination is not as good so I left this task to someone else.


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