NASA In the 1970s: 10,000-Person Space Colony By the Year 2000!

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Ah, sweet, sweet naivety. In this reto-tastic NASA video about space colonization, the narrator waxes optimistically about building a 10,000-person space colony before the year 2000. Hey, at least we got the ISS, right? [Boing Boing]

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They also said we would all be driving flying cars and wearing disposable paper clothing and that all work would be done by robots by now too. The future is a lot different than they told us it would be. To be fair, there have been a lot of major technological advancements since then that they didn't tell us about, but still...No flying cars. :(