Transportation futures from the past

Matt Nover, of the wonderful PaleoFuture blog, created this superb visual history of some of the better known predictions of transportation technologies and infrastructure for the Wall Street Journal.

For a book filled with these wonderful predictions, some of which are really close to reality, and other that miss the boat entirely, read Gregory Benford’s The Wonderful Future That Never Was: Flying Cars, Mail Delivery by Parachute, and Other Predictions from the Past (Popular Mechanics)

Futures of Transportation