30 Predictions From “Retro Future” That Were Either A Hit Or A Miss

Lisa Yaszek

Posted March 19, 2021

External Article: Bored Panda

Lisa Yaszek, Regents Professor in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication, was featured in the article "30 Predictions from 'Retro Future' That Were Either a Hit or Miss," published March 19, 2021 on the website Bored Panda

Yaszek, a leading scholar in the field of retrofuturism, provided a synopsis of the field for the article, which examined what came to pass – or not – in past depictions of the future.

Excerpt:

To find out more about the weird and wonderful retrofuturism movement, Bored Panda reached out to Lisa Yaszek, a Regents Professor of Science Fiction Studies at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Lisa explained that when we talk about retrofuturist objects and images, we usually refer to images of the past from the late 1800s through the space race, like many of the images collected here. “And when we look at these images, it becomes clear that people from the past actually had expectations of the future that were often quite like our own!”

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