Rare Photos of Paris's Mechanical Moving Sidewalks from 1900

It may not be quite as fast as Elon Musk's plan for the Hyperloop, but back at the turn of the 20th century the moving sidewalk was The Future™! » 8/13/13 4:41pm 8/13/13 4:41pm

New York's Underground Moving Sidewalk That Never Was

At the turn of the 20th century, the moving sidewalk was the future of urban transportation. As much as airplanes soaring in the sky and automobiles rumbling on the streets, the moving sidewalk represented a bold new vision for tomorrow. This idea of rolling pavement appealed to people in major cities who didn't yet… » 7/31/13 2:46pm 7/31/13 2:46pm

Where the Future Came From: A Trip Through the 1893 Chicago World's Fair

What would you do if you had a time machine? Go watch the ancient Egyptian pyramids being built? Hang out with Jesus and turn some water into wine? Kill Hitler, maybe? These are all, no doubt, noble endeavors. But I've often said—and I stand by this—that if I had a time machine, I'd go visit the 1893 World's Fair in… » 7/12/13 12:34pm 7/12/13 12:34pm