The Astounding World of the Future / by urbanexus

futurama_img_5This spoof mocks a 20th century newsreel about what turned out to be largely accurate predictions of what life in the USA would be like in the year 2000.

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This is the General Motors film about The Futurama exhibit at the 1939 World's Fair in New York City which was an attempt to simulate what life would be like in the USA by 1950.

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Part II of the Genearal Motors fils about The Futurama exhibit.

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And here is a look at the future from around 1956 from a film about Monsanto Corporation's "House of the Future" in the (old) Tomorrowland at Disneyland in Anaheim, California.

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There is a Part II to the "House of the Future".

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This one is a clip from the 1967 film 1999 A.D. which shows a family of the future shopping, paying bills and using electronic mail from home.

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