Picture this sexy cyborg future: Bored of headphones and hungry for bass, people roam the city with speakers strapped to their bodies. You don't listen to music any more; you feel it. Well, thanks to a partnership between musicians and engineers, this is all already possible.
Somewhere along the way, audiophiles became as obsessed with look as with sound quality. So set aside for a minute your ears and your skepticism: Here are the world's most beautiful-looking audio devices.
The February 1, 1939 issue of Vogue ran this photo of the 21st Century man. The caption appears below. The picture can also be found in the book Exit to Tomorrow: World's Fair Architecture, Design, Fashion 1933-2005.
The May 15, 1957 Chicago Tribune ran a piece titled, "Tell Future of Fashions in Exhibit." The story described the apparel on display at Marshall Field at the time, which depicted the fashions of the year 2000. An excerpt appears below.