At first I though it might be a gag/hoax/photoshop, then I found this:
[Top images found here.]
By the turn of the century, chances are you won’t recognize the familiar telephone. Based on services already in use or on the drawing boards, you can expect some pretty far-out developments.
For example, Picturephone see-while-you-talk service, already in limited use, might well be offered in full color and three dimensions. With it, you could do the family grocery shopping, look at the new cars, or buy a new hat without leaving the house.
Electronic switching equipment now in trial use, will call you back when a busy line you have called is free, or transfer your calls to another phone while you’re away from home.
[Image and caption found here. Bonus below.]
BTW, that’s Jane Jetson, not Judy…
Interesting concept: an online collaborative to write stories with multiple authors in real time.
How to make a very cool simple electric train.
Fun facts to know and tell:
Bears’ closest living relatives are pinnipeds (seals, sea lions and walruses).
Pinnipeds’ closest living relatives are bears and musteloids (skunks, weasels and raccoons).
The German word for “raccoon” is Waschbär, which translates literally to “Wash Bear.”
Viral video by Russel Houghton – Urban Isolation. L.A. without traffic.
This is possibly The Greatest DooWop song ever recorded, by The Channels.
Your Telephone Of Tomorrow: Fairly accurate prediction from September 1956, and source of the *ahem* top image.
P.S. We get notifications of new followers from time to time, and we like to see who you are, so we stop by your blogs out of curiosity. Our readers are an eclectic mix of all ages, backgrounds, ethnicities and nationalities. We’ve known this for years, courtesy of WordPress, RevolverMaps and other sources.
That said, here’s the website of a recent follower, both disturbing and fascinating at the same time. NSFK except as a warning to those who choose to tread a similar path.
“This full-size handmade toy has a bell mechanism (a cowbell inside which rings when the crank is wound) a hook, a receiver and traces of paint. Made from scrap wood for a child when toys were made at home. Circa 1910.”
When the ceiling calls, pay attention.
[Found in here.]