Tuesday, November 24, 2009

The World of Tomorrow!

I absolutely love these old videos from the heyday of the American Century. The world seemed like our oyster and technology was going to solve every problem and make our lives as squeaky clean as we dreamed they should be. Burnished white and seamless with dreams of magic technology making it all real... until the sixties came along and broke it all.

What's best is that they're always narrated with that same sonorous, comforting voice-over... just like our lives were supposed to be.