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Retrofuturist Flashback: Desk Job of the Future!


Future computers! Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone via Getty
Future computers! Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone via Getty

Let's enjoy another vision of the future via the past. This time we have a futuristic office composed of a typewriter, television screens, video recorder and a photocopier from an 1969 exhibition in Hanover, Germany. 04/25/1969. We only wish office work felt this much like piloting a starship across the galaxy.


About the Author: Robert Lamb spent his childhood reading books and staring into the woods — first in Newfoundland, Canada and then in rural Tennessee. There was also a long stretch in which he was terrified of alien abduction. He earned a degree in creative writing. He taught high school and then attended journalism school. He wrote for the smallest of small-town newspapers before finally becoming a full-time science writer and podcaster. He’s currently a senior writer at HowStuffWorks and has co-hosted the science podcast Stuff to Blow Your Mind since its inception in 2010. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling with his wife Bonnie, discussing dinosaurs with his son Bastian and crafting the occasional work of fiction.