The Space Age gave us some beautiful, rocket-shaped visions of future cities. But before World War II, people were already imagining sleek, beautiful structures. And floating airports. And air taxis. And Futurama, circa 1939! These are the most eye-popping videos of life in the future, from the 1920s and 1930s.
Is it just hipster nostalgia, or did people dream bigger 50 or 100 years ago? I mean, we used to dream about putting people on the moon. Then we did it. Now we talk about why we won't do it again.
The future comes so fast, have people stopped dreaming about it because they figure it will be here tomorrow anyway?