Corporate America Predicts the Future at the 1962 Seattle World's Fair


"What'll It Be Like in 2000 A.D.?" asked Popular Science in its April 1962 preview of the marvels to be found at the Seattle World's Fair, which opened that month. First up on Popular Science's tour of the future was the Standard Oil diorama. Not surprisingly it featured a host of gas-guzzling vehicles for land and air--and failed to predict either fuel shortages or oil at $100 a barrel.