One Day, The Past’s Future May Seem Just This (Un)Weird

It’s always fun to read computer/science/tech magazines from the 80’s, and see just how far things have come in 30 years, and what predictions were way off. Even more so from the 1950s. Sometimes the things they herald as bizarre and never-going-to-happen have come to be so taken for granted that I can seem really old for talking about VCRs, and having to look in the newspaper to find out movie times.  It strikes me that such is also the case with the Church, in some ways. But really, I just wanted to post the below image, made with The Pulp-o-mizer. It’s a bit limited in the right images, but captures the spirit.



5 comments for “One Day, The Past’s Future May Seem Just This (Un)Weird

  1. February 2, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    And this on groundhog day, no less…

  2. February 2, 2013 at 5:53 pm


    You and Pulp-O-mizer made my day!

  3. February 2, 2013 at 6:54 pm

    The ‘nacle has suddenly become so visual. Did I miss an announcement or something?

  4. Raymond Takashi Swenson
    February 4, 2013 at 3:26 pm

    So in your cover illustration, are the women arriving at the Conference Center on a flying bus? THAT is never going to happen (flying busses, I mean).

  5. February 8, 2013 at 1:05 pm

    As I recall, Gibson’s seminal cyberpunk book involved something awesome stored on an 8MB memory chip. Or maybe it was KB…

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