Past futures video from 1969 – forecasting by UK post office (via @martinduursma)


 
Check out the similarities – and the differences – to today’s internet. Shades of the French Minitel (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minitel). Think terminals on legs – for scanning – think printing by holding up photographic film to the screen. Not entirely steam punk, but lovely retro future and plausible if we withheld just a couple of display/printing breakthroughs.

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Technologist - emerging technologies, machine intelligence, foundational tech - startups and more.
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