How we once imagined the future… robots and all

April 4, 2012 | By Maria Dias | Archive

With Google’s news of Project Glass and Corning releasing its “Day Made of Glass 2” –  it’s only fitting for us to step back and remember what our forefathers (and mothers) thought of when they looked to the road ahead.

From our archives

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Images in slider include:

Image 1: Schoolgirls with robot Mandale at a Middle School in Bradford, February 1989. (Photo: Manchester Daily Express/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Image 2: Mr. B.G. Bowden shows off the state of the art bicycle he has designed for the ‘Designs of the Future’ section of the 1946 ‘Britain Can Make it’ Exhibition.

Image 3: Lifestyle, House and Home, pic: 1966, An exterior of a modern “futuristic” house with outdoor swimming pool  (Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images)

Image 4: A futurist desk in Germany, 1969. (Photo by Gamma Keystone/Getty Images)

Image 5: A woman sitting in a proposed nursery of the future, at the Ideal Home exhibition, 1930, Olympia, London.   (Photo by Miller/Getty Images)

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