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Past Versions of Our Future

(YouTube link) In 1964, forward-thinker Arthur C. Clarke predicted instant global communication, e-commerce, and remote surgery. Fifty years ago, everyone had some idea of what the 21st century wold be like. Some of those ideas turned out to be ludicrously wrong. Others were eerily correct. Gamma squad has a collection of videos that show predictions of [...]

The Painted Lady

The following is an article from the book Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader Plunges Into History Again. How a lady and her hat scandalized Paris. In 1905, a painting shown in Paris shocked the public. Critics reviled it; religious and conservative moralists made speeches against it. The artist who painted it was vilified as a “wild beast” and [...]