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The Astounding World of the Future

The Trylon and Perisphere at the 1939 New York World's Fair
The Trylon and Perisphere at the 1939 New York World's Fair.

Many of us probably remember those visions of the amazing, high-tech future -- often common at Worlds Fairs from the 1960s and earlier.

I certainly was enthralled by the New York World's Fair of 1964 which I visited as a 13 year old, especially the General Motors' Futurama and the Ford Motor Company exhibit (and it's interesting that it was the auto companies that painted the most vivid, futuristic pictures of America).

But how do these visions of the future actually pan out? Scott Dikkers provides an entertaining look in this short video he wrote and directed.