How the Future Used to Look

11 08 2004

Future helicopterA really great exhibit i found called Visionary Designs in Transportation Engineering that has great pictures of how the future of transportation could look. It really reminds me of the evolution of the bicycle — which is such a popular topic when it comes to the social shaping of technology. But, most of all there are really cool pictures on the page.

What is transportation futuristics? Many of us are familiar with covers from Popular Science that depict commuters buzzing around in tiny aircraft and landing on rooftops, or fanciful drawings of vehicles that run on roads, float on water and also take to the air. The basic problem many of us face each day — how to get from Point A to Point B in the least amount of time with the least amount of trouble — has inspired many to dream of marvelous ways to solve that problem.

Transportation Futuristics

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