Jetpacks, androids, and the future that never came

Dude, where's my flying car?! We look at 11 venerated visions of future technology that totally missed the mark.

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2001 Space Travel



Everyone remembers the menacing red eye of HAL, the rogue supercomputer in Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey. But the film had some subtler pleasures, too, such as this airport lounge scene. Note the prominence of brand names like Bell Telephone and Howard Johnson's, and the prescient use of easy-to-remove footwear.

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