As people in the last century imagined the future

As people in the last century imagined the future

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In the mid-20th century, people were confident that in 50-70 years life will change: there will be a lot of amazing inventions, all the work is done by robots, we will live in some amazing homes, and so on. Quite interesting from our present this to look at all these ideas!

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As people in the last century imagined the future

In February 1950, the magazine Popular Mechanics published an article-thinking about what life would be like in the year 2000. According to the author, in the home a huge will spread the technology of waterproofing. It would be made of waterproof materials, and to clean the apartment, it will be enough to turn the water hose.

As people in the last century imagined the future

Dry room after a "bathing" is not difficult: all the water, according to the author, needs to drain into the sewer pipe through the hole made in the floor. And then you just need to include a hair dryer and dry all around hot air.

Original illustration from the article

As people in the last century imagined the future

One of the ideas (from the same article "Popular mechanics") — plastic disposable plates that just melt in hot water. And do not need to wash, and the garbage problem solved. Profit! Another idea — washing dishes with the help of ultrasonic waves. She suggested the company producing household appliances Frigidaire.

As people in the last century imagined the future

They also suggested that in the future any kitchen will be fitted on the remote control and the remote will have the option of a Videophone, a speakerphone, and a memory Bank with 50 rooms. With its help it will be possible, for example, to run the oven with a glass dome from anywhere, or open and close a window in the kitchen. In General, the smart home in action!

As people in the last century imagined the future

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As people in the last century imagined the future

This project "habitat of the future" in 1969, made by the designer Joe Colombo. He believed in a flexible, adaptable system for life. Sleeping area, according to his idea, was to look like.

As people in the last century imagined the future

Original illustration

As people in the last century imagined the future

Illustration of Paul Alexander, which presents a playroom for the future seem to be designed to encourage gamers to look away from their screens for a while and immerse yourself in nature. To combine the useful with the pleasant.As people in the last century imagined the future

Paul Alexander was engaged in architecture and advertising, and then became an Illustrator on the theme of science fiction for books and magazines. He was one of the best in this field, in the pre-computer era.

As people in the last century imagined the future

Original illustration by Paul Alexander

As people in the last century imagined the future

In the 1980-ies designers Tim Flattery and Edward, the eight were brought to work on the graphical representation of 2015 for the creators of the film "Back to the future II". In their painted bathroom was a system of "smart house" wall "of family computerized diagnostic and medical center".

As people in the last century imagined the future

And they invented the future tub with "horizontal environment of biological cleaning" — something like a separate sanitary camera, which uses special laser beams. The best place to relax after a day you fly through the air on a skateboard.

As people in the last century imagined the future

Original illustration

As people in the last century imagined the future

The oldest of design ideas about the future of this collection refers to 1900. As presented here, the future in 100 years, that is 2000 year. This is a great dressing room in the style of steam-punk, filled with a mysterious levers and mechanical tools to restore beauty.

As people in the last century imagined the future

The most interesting thing here is a device management, fantastic control with buttons, dials and lights.

As people in the last century imagined the future

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Keywords: 20th century | Future | People

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