1970s Kids Dressed Up For the Year 2000

What will people dress like in the year 2000? That was the question in 1978 when kids at Lincoln Middle School in Indiana were encouraged to participate in a dress-up contest for "Year 2000 Day." Their answer? Apparently a little bit Judy Jetson, a heavy helping of astronaut, and maybe a dash of... Darth Maul? » 9/30/14 12:07pm 9/30/14 12:07pm

These Trippy 1970s TV Ads Warned That The Government Was Spying On You

In 1974, director Godfrey Reggio produced a series of public service announcements for the New Mexico Civil Liberties Union that were two parts "art house" and one part "makes u think." The ads are weird, for sure. But they're an interesting peek into the techno-reactionary fears of a country grappling with Watergate,… » 8/11/14 1:49pm 8/11/14 1:49pm

18 Bizarre Letters to the Future That Only '70s Kids Will Understand

Will the year 2000 be filled with flying cars or polluted air? Push-button lunches or the start of World War III? These were just some of the predictions made by fourth grade kids in 1976, who had trouble deciding if the future was going to be filled with high-tech gadgets or nuclear war. Or maybe both. » 10/24/13 2:15pm 10/24/13 2:15pm

Old School TV Bed: The Wave of Yesterday's Future

This bed with a built-in TV and stereo in the headboard is what everyone in the 1970s thought people would have on a regular basis in the 21st century. Apparently they were under the impression that they had awesome taste in fabrics and color palettes and there's no way we would get sick of and eventually mock them… » 3/16/07 1:30pm 3/16/07 1:30pm