Environment Magazine

Infographic: 1950s Futurists Take On 21st Century Problems

Posted on the 14 June 2013 by Earth First! Newswire @efjournal

by Eric Rhey / Qualcomm Spark

Air pollution, food shortages, disease, dependence on fossil fuel—these are all big issues. And thanks to the rapid technological innovation of the 1950s, many thinkers had big ideas on how to solve these problems. The concepts they came up with ran the gamut from visionary to absurd. Here’s a whimsical look at some of the more fanciful ideas ’50 futurists devised to solve humans’ biggest challenges. 

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