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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.
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!
1. Futurist visions from eras past.
2. Contemporary art with a retrofuturist theme.
3. Discussion threads related to retrofuturism.
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.