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PopSci: Archive Gallery: From Chicago to Shanghai, 138 Visionary Years of World's Fairs

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* Electricity Lights Up the World's Columbian Exposition: October 1893

* Rocket Cars at the Chicago World's Fair: September 1932

* PopSci's Mechanical Wonderland: August 1933

* Giant Volt Generator Electrifies Paris: November 1936

* New York Welcomes the World of Tomorrow: March 1938

* Flushing Meadows Enters the Future: March 1939

* General Motors Presents Futurama: July 1939

* A Permanent Fair in Florida?: April 1955

* Seattle Surveys the Year 2000: April 1962

* IBM's "Information Machine": July 1964

* The Geodesic Biosphere: March 1967

* Discovering Seville: May 1992
posted by zarq (5 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite

It's a neat set of archived articles. But I don't quite see how 1893-1992 = 138 years.
posted by zarq at 2:35 PM on September 21, 2010

I think zarq is going for some kind of all time metafilter poster award. Keep up the good work, sir.
posted by shmegegge at 2:47 PM on September 21, 2010

It's so funny that they thought we'd only get air cars by the year 2000. I remember being taken for my first ride in one back in 1982.
posted by shmegegge at 2:50 PM on September 21, 2010

Keep up the good work, sir.

Thanks. :)

I must find the free time to read the rest of those magazines online. The ads alone look fascinating.
posted by zarq at 2:56 PM on September 21, 2010

It was at the 1982 Worlds Fair that I saw fiber optics, lasers and touch screen computers for the first time. It was one of the most attended worlds fairs ever.
posted by UseyurBrain at 6:42 PM on September 21, 2010

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