From the inside flap:
Between 1903 and 1969, scientists and other experts made hundreds of predictions in Popular Mechanics magazine about what the future would hold. Now, this book-gorgeously illustrated with the original, futurist art-captures the most intriguing of those twentieth-century projections, ranging from the ruefully funny to the eerily accurate.
Gregory Benford, a Nebula Award-winning science-fiction author and former advisor to NASA, presents a modern perspective on why some of the predictions were made.
You'll read about:
Utopian cities with elevated sidewalks, sunken streets and skyscrapers composed almost entirely of synthetic materials.
*Relaxing at home with the latest gadgets such as: ultrasonic dishwashers, pneumatic armchairs, and durable asbestos dresses*Medical marvels like tooth transplants, heart boosters that plug into a power supply, and the cure for the common cold*
Personal aerial vehicles, nuclear-powered aircraft, and space suits made out of paperEven so, some predictions might still come to pass. Several--like weather control and space trips to the starts--could be within the reach of generations to come.
Book jacket folds out into a collectible poster.