In 1925, the view of 25 years into their future was epic

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If looking ahead 25 years were easy, we’d have flying cars and hoverboards. Unfortunately, it’s pretty challenging to predict the weather sometimes, let alone the future in a scale of a quarter century. That didn’t stop Popular Science Monthly from taking a stab at it in 1925 with their vision of a metropolis setting in 1950.

Many of the ideas in the drawing are strong, including a clever multi-level transportation concept that separated slow and fast cars from pedestrians, trains, and each other. Self-sufficient buildings would keep people centralized with their day-to-day activities, and since every vision of the future has flight as a central piece of personal transportation, every building would have a landing field as a roof.

Thanks to Payne Chevrolet for the find.

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  1. We wish it was like that still… šŸ™‚ Except the aircraft thingie that should be dumped in a cornfield and then be connected by Maglev.Ā 

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