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Sheets of sprayed plastic will serve as houses of the future. Or not.

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In the future... television will be able to show you what's happening now! Instead of what's already happened. Of course, then they'll have to cut away so that Bill O'Reilly can tell you why it's evil.

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The house... of the future!

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A future solar power plant, capable of baking a cake!

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Future airplanes. Innovations coming in the late 20th century will make Jules Verne seem timid!

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Your house of the future will be really, really tiny.

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Progress!!

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Not really futuristic — but didn't you wonder how they got the tunes into the Hurdy-Gurdy?

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City Of The Future!

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Future advances in recording technology will require you to play into a bucket.

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Jet of the future. Truly awesome.

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Flying wing of the future!!

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Electric home of the future.

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