FaceTime 1910 A.D.

f9c28571820c52ab2a617f755496f8a3_image_document_large_featured_borderless.jpg Spiegel.de has some more futuristic gems from the legendary Hildebrandt chocolates collection previously blogged by Cory. Pictured here are some videophones and a flying car. Technikträume um 1900 [Spiegel. Thanks, Mike!]

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    1. Dr. Melik: This morning for breakfast he requested something called “wheat germ, organic honey and tiger’s milk.”

      Dr. Aragon: [chuckling] Oh, yes. Those are the charmed substances that some years ago were thought to contain life-preserving properties.

      Dr. Melik: You mean there was no deep fat? No steak or cream pies or… hot fudge?

      Dr. Aragon: Those were thought to be unhealthy… precisely the opposite of what we now know to be true.

      Dr. Melik: Incredible.

      -from the IMDB entry on Sleeper

  1. I liked images #25 & 26. Imagine a crazy-ass futuristic world where a man stays home to take care of the baby while his wife hangs out with friends at a bar! They’ll be giving women the vote next.

  2. Ahh nothing I like better after a long flight in my skycoach than doing a j over some ice cold Alpinedew while ignoring the present company to speak to a far more interesting distant acquaintance.

    1. Ahh nothing I like better after a long flight in my skycoach than doing a j over some ice cold Alpinedew while ignoring the present company to speak to a far more interesting distant acquaintance.

      So, they pegged the rudeness of people with cell phones and netbooks perfectly. I see this every day.

  3. I wonder if those communications devices can has a vibrate setting. (For a better tomorrow, today?)

    I mean, after you’re done talking to the kids, of course!

  4. He’s giving her the finger. I would too.

    At least cancer has been eliminated. And emphysema. But not wires or knobs, which means they have their priorities straight. And the phones double as sex toys.

  5. And cigarettes and daiquiris!

    Don’t forget those.

    Drinkin’ and smokin’ in front of the baby.

  6. Nice, but a roof over an entire city does not equate with a shopping mall. Most of the congruancies they draw are barely related. Why didn’t they post a 110 year old drawing of a woman giving birth and then add a shot of a modern delivery room alongside it? Or a man drinking from a bottle that contains nothing but water? The “predictions” were cool to see, but adding their so-called modern counterparts was just silly and irrelevant.

    1. I actually liked the modern things alongside the old stuff. Since I don’t read German, it helped me figure out what the old stuff was saying, and it cast a light on how we were “supposed” to be living.

      As for a mall not being a city: clearly, you weren’t a mallrat as a kid, and you don’t follow recent suburban mall development (which includes apartments above the stores for a more “community” feel).

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