/r/RetroFuturism

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This subreddit focuses on the futurist visions of eras past. However posts may also contain contemporary art with a retrofuturist theme.

Futurism was born out of humanity's sudden thrust into technological revolution. To the many that witnessed the dramatic, rapid change, it seemed a technological utopia was fast approaching. This unbridled optimism caused the collective imagination to run wild.

Dreams of the future reveal more about the mind of the dreamer than the future itself.

This subreddit focuses on the futurist visions of eras past. However posts may also contain contemporary art with a retrofuturist theme.

Futurism was born out of humanity's reaction to a sudden thrust into technological revolution. To the many that witnessed the rapid change, it seemed technological utopia was fast approaching. This unbridled optimism caused the collective imagination to run wild.

Although many of these visions seem almost comical now - the spirit in which they were created is part of the reason you are currently looking into a glowing rectangle with unlimited, instant access to the sum of all human knowledge.

POSTING GUIDELINES:

Vintage =/= Retrofuturism

Vintage Sci-fi =/= Retrofuturism

Please avoid posting vintage technology, unless it has a intentionally and obviously "futuristic" design.

I will work to prevent default sub syndrome: clickbait titling, meme-ification, etc. So please watch the titling and try to be as informative as possible! Vast majority of submissions have been perfect for the sub and the community is great. Just want to nip any trends in the bud. I reserve the right prune low-quality and/or questionable content to keep the frontpage looking good!

Post only:

1. Futurist visions from eras past.

2. Contemporary art with a retrofuturist theme.

3. Discussion threads related to retrofuturism.


Related Subreddits:

r/ImaginaryTechnology - Sci-Fi and Fantasy art featuring robots, cyborgs, mechanisms and spaceships.

r/FuturePorn - A subreddit for futuristic concept designs.

r/WorldOfTomorrow - Present day predictions of what the future might hold.

r/ImaginaryHistory - If the infinite multi-verse theory turns out to be true, all of this actually exists.

/r/RetroFuturism

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1920s vision for future "tele vision"

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2024/06/13
01:37 UTC

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Space kitty

9 Comments
2024/06/12
12:07 UTC

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A vision of a 1975 car appeared in the June 1940 issue of Popular Science, predicting autonomous vehicles nearly 80 years before they became reality. The idea of atomic-powered cars was less accurate, but drawing power from a road-based grid is now being explored.

28 Comments
2024/06/11
22:53 UTC

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The Sub Shuttle from Gene Roddenberry's Genesis 2 and later Planet Earth pilots.

2 Comments
2024/06/10
22:18 UTC

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Rocking rocket lamp!

11 Comments
2024/06/10
17:23 UTC

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Atomic Thunder by artist AKIRAwrong

11 Comments
2024/06/10
04:04 UTC

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Eric, one of the world's first robots, made his public debut in 1928

25 Comments
2024/06/08
22:29 UTC

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Total Recall - 1990 concept art

3 Comments
2024/06/06
19:06 UTC

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This clock in my hospital department

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2024/06/06
11:47 UTC

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TV

11 Comments
2024/06/06
02:47 UTC

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Ancient astronauts rocket over Nibiru. Oil painting by me. This shows what rockets could look like on a planet with greater gravity than on Earth.

45 Comments
2024/06/05
15:05 UTC

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60s and 70s Cartoons I Loved Watching

2 Comments
2024/06/05
12:00 UTC

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Ship from "Guardians Of The Galaxy"

3 Comments
2024/06/04
06:54 UTC

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The Airship of Tomorrow by George Wall, 1920

64 Comments
2024/06/03
15:02 UTC

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Volkswagen Orbit (1986)

26 Comments
2024/06/01
23:59 UTC

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Artist concept of the Rockwell X-30 aerospace plane flying through Earth's atmosphere on its way to low-Earth orbit (1990)

3 Comments
2024/05/31
13:34 UTC

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Scenes from the 1971 sci-fi film 'City Beneath the Sea'

9 Comments
2024/05/29
20:34 UTC

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Does this count ? (Nothing phone 2a)

8 Comments
2024/05/29
13:39 UTC

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Volvo Tundra

31 Comments
2024/05/28
22:35 UTC

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In Search of Retro Science Films

When I was in high school (early 80’s) we would commonly watch films in science class. Many of these films were black and white, and common lyrics from the 1960’s. I’ve been trying to track some down, but haven’t had much luck. Is there a subreddit about retro science films or a website?

16 Comments
2024/05/28
22:24 UTC

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The Wonderboy X-100, an experimental air-conditioned lawn mower, 1957

41 Comments
2024/05/26
18:53 UTC

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Help needed: I am looking for a website that I have followed around ten years ago. Blog style with a lot of retrofuturism content, lots of images, not much text. Not exclusivly retrofuturism, some other art and photography was also portrayed. Does anybody know what I mean and the name?

16 Comments
2024/05/26
00:46 UTC

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This loungefly bag from Disneyland

21 Comments
2024/05/25
06:38 UTC

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The Infinite Brain illustration by Frank R. Paul

2 Comments
2024/05/23
16:08 UTC

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