The future ain't what it used to be ...

Written by Bob McCormick on 9/13/2006 12:38:00 AM

This link illustrates the way folks used to think of the future ... or in this case, the way folks in the distant past thought about the future that is already our past. (You know what I mean.)

It's a commercial of Branniff Airlines' vision for the future (i.e., a future 1975). Of course, it missed the biggest part of their future ... that they would not be in existence past 1982.

The whole thing reminds me of Steely Dan's IGY.

Oh, and I like the feature of the guy flying in on the jetpack to practically seal the passengers in. And are the passengers being served by ... nuns???

Hat Tip: Boing-Boing/David Pescovitz

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