Category: retrofuturism

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r/RetroFuturism – 1985 Sinclair C5 electric ve…

r/RetroFuturism – 1985 Sinclair C5 electric vehicle:

In the waning days of the Retrofuture, the hoped for jetpacks and flying cars had given way to…this. The Sinclair C5 was little more than a short-range electric tricycle that could attain a less than impressive 15 miles per hour top speed.

This Reagan-Thatcher Era proto-Segway was created by English entrepreneur and inventor Sir Clive Sinclair and was an instantaneous commercial flop. The vehicle later developed a small cult following with some C5 enthusiasts substantially “modding” their C5s.

Ohhhkay, Retrofuture! I guess you examined the…

Ohhhkay, Retrofuture! I guess you examined the unspeakable horrors of the Great War and asked, “Now, how can I make this worse?”

The Retrofuture took care of that whole “helic…

The Retrofuture took care of that whole “helicopter parents” thing but good.

What next? Kids leading space fleets against aliens?

Oh. Right.

Of Flying Cars and the Declining Rate of Profi…

Of Flying Cars and the Declining Rate of Profit:

A lengthy and detailed analysis – and lament – about how and why the Retrofuture failed to materialize.

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According to the G1 Transformers continuities,…

According to the G1 Transformers continuities, in 2005 – 2006 we should have all been wearing popped collar buttonless shirts with matching pants and vests. Color-coordinated gauntlet gloves were optional.

zoomar: Proposed Television Set Would Feature …

zoomar:

Proposed Television Set Would Feature Thin Screens

Popular Mechanics, 1954

Okay, Retrofuture, take a victory lap.

Whatever happened to the future?

Whatever happened to the future?: undefined