Thursday, January 31, 2008

Video of the day: "Magic Highway USA". An awesome retro look at the future of highway and automobile technology, as envisioned by Disney studios in 1958. Beyond the specific technological predictions, what struck me most was the overall tone of optimism and the unquestioned sense that man could and should manipulate nature for human benefit -- a sentiment that is unfortunately too infrequent in contemporary Western culture. (Via Aeon Skoble.)