The Omni Future Almanac predicted that a gallon of gas would be cheaper than a quart of milk
May 10, 2013 | By Matt Novak
In 1967, the most trusted man in America investigated the home of the 21st century
January 29, 2013 | By Matt Novak
Decades before the debut of the Consumer Electronics Show, early adopters flocked to extravagant high-tech fairs in New York and Chicago
January 10, 2013 | By Matt Novak
The personal humanoid robotic assistant easily makes the short list of retro-futuristic dreams still unfulfilled
November 13, 2012 | By Matt Novak
Meet George Jetson! The first installment of our 24-part series on the show that would forever change how we view the future
September 24, 2012 | By Matt Novak
Although it was on the air for only one season, The Jetsons remains our most popular point of reference when discussing the future.
September 19, 2012 | By Matt Novak
Forget flying cars and jetbacks, whatever happened to my cereal-serving robot?
August 31, 2012 | By Matt Novak
An index to houses great and small over the centuries
May 2012 | By T.A. Frail
Compare documents filed by the first and last homesteaders in the United States
May 2012 | By T.A. Frail and Megan Gambino
Decades before the Internet, radio-delivered newspaper machines pioneered the business of electronic publishing.
April 17, 2012 | By Matt Novak
From the Beats to CEOs, the residents of Sausalito’s houseboat community cherish their history and their neighbors
April 04, 2012 | By Jeff Greenwald
The secret formula for predicting a fantastical yet credible future
February 29, 2012 | By Matt Novak
Kids predict the darndest things
February 23, 2012 | By Matt Novak
In the years preceding the Internet, futurist books hinted at the massive information infrastructure that was to come.
February 21, 2012 | By Matt Novak
A special visit from the Ghost of Christmas Retro-Future
December 23, 2011 | By Matt Novak
The future of food was envisioned by many prognosticators as entirely meatless and often synthetic.
November 23, 2011 | By Matt Novak
We're moving on up—visions of a self-contained community within a 1,000-foot tall skyscraper
November 18, 2011 | By Matt Novak
The famous inventor envisioned a future of inexpensive, prefabricated concrete homes.
October 21, 2011 | By Matt Novak
The author finds inspiration at the doorstep of his Frank Lloyd Wright-designed house near the central California town
February 2011 | By T.C. Boyle
Photographer Dona Schwartz viewed her family through her camera lens in the hub of their household: the kitchen
April 01, 2010 | By Amanda Bensen