It Doesn't Have To Be Right…

… it just has to sound plausible

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The future we used to have, part 7

It’s nearly the end of 2011, so imagine a 2012 that might have looked a bit like this…


The remarkable Volcano House - see

The remarkable Volcano House - see

Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell University

A Titan missile complex - see

Thomy Lafon School, New Orleans


Bartini Beriev VVA-14

Bartini Beriev VVA-14

Breguet 731 Bellatrix (from

Convair YF-107


Russian Mars mission spacecraft (from

NASA Mars Mission (1989, Les Bossinas of NASA Lewis Research Center)

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The future we used to have, part 3

Being the next in an ongoing and irregular series of posts featuring cool pictures from around and about the tinterweb of cool modernist and futurist vehicles, buildings, and suchlike. Some are real, some never got off the drawingboard.


Convair Sea Dart

Avro 730 model kit

Vickers Type 559 interceptor


Soviet LK lunar lander

Proposed Mars mission

cars and trucks

General Motors Futureliner

Chrysler 1961 concept car

Buick 1956 concept car


credit: Julius Shulman

Credit: Julius Shulman

Le Corbusier Museum, Chandrighar, India


From World Fair 1939

From GM Futurama 1964

Underwater habitat from GM Futurama 1964