Paleo-Future

The subtitle of this very nifty weblog says it all: A look into the future that never was.

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Paleo-Future is a steady stream of news about the future that (mostly) did not come true. By rummaging through the archives and dust bins of yesteryear’s futurists, the editors of this blog uncover past predictions about their future. Some of these futures have already past, some are still to come. Each item serves as a warning about our own hubris in imagining what the future will be like.

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