Grumpy Americans of the 1970s Wanted to Rewrite the Constitution

The 1970s was a rough time for most Americans. The economy was tanking, inflation was out of control, and thanks to the Vietnam War and Watergate scandal, few people had anything good to say about their government. Which is why predictions about the future from this era are so fascinating. »3/25/15 3:44pm3/25/15 3:44pm


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 1:49pm8/11/14 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 2:15pm10/24/13 2:15pm