Did These 30 Technologies Imagined 60 Years Ago Become A Reality?

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In the 1950s, people thought that their future would be made up of flying cars and interplanetary travel which would be easy and accessible to all. Today, however it is not so. We make you discover some comparisons between the future imagined 60 years ago and today’s world.

1. Solar Car

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And here is what solar car of today looks like

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2. Houses protected by a bubble

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Today we still need to protect our house with an alarm

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3. Giant corn plantations

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And this is what we can grow today:

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4. Automatic robots in a warehouse

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Amazon uses this technology today

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5. A school of the future with screens

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Today, tablets have appeared in classrooms

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6. Large machines to rescue and evacuate people during disasters

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Today, these buses are used

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7. Flying Car

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And here is the AeroMobil:

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8. A postman that delivers mail using a jetpack

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Today, postmen always travel with their bikes

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9. A highway between the United States and Russia

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Today, you always go through it to make the trip:

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10. Space travel will be frequent

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Today we use the space shuttles and rockets

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11. Watching TV on a watch

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And here is a connected watch:

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12. A very strange police motorcycle

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And here is what the police uses today:

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13. A driverless car

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Here is the Google’s driverless car:

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14. A machine to control the weather

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Today, we still need an umbrella

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15. A huge TV screen

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This is the screen “Zeus” measuring 9 meters diagonally:

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16. An escalator to go directly to the plane

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Today, in many airports, we can find this type of treadmill:

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17. Tranquilizers gas to be used in protests

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Today, the security forces use tear gas

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18. An electric car

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Today, electric cars are self-service in some cities

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19. An emergency assistance vehicle

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Today’s assistance vehicle:

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20. A ticket machine that can recognize the voice of the customer

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Today, ticket machines are present in many supermarkets

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21. A snowplow that melts snow

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Today, our snowplow merely pushes the snow

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22. A police station to monitor a city

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Today, this technology is already operational

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23. surgery with robots

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Today, surgeons sometimes use robots to operate their patients

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24. Ultra-technology firm

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Now some farmers use this type terminals to control their operations:

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25. missiles against fire

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Today we use planes against fires

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26. A house that rotates following the sun

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Today, this house exists and is called DOMESPACE

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27. A futuristic shopping center

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And here’s what our shopping centers look like:

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28. A circular runway

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Today, some of our runways have this form

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29. Fire vehicles that fly

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Today, firefighters can run and fly

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30. The train of the future

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And here’s what they look like our trains today:

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These few comparisons are surprising. While many technologies of the future, fantasized in the 1960s, are still far from having been created, others are already in our lives. 

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