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Closer Than We Think!

October 21, 2011 by The Belated Nerd

Arthur Radebaugh was an industrial designer who spent most of his career working  for the  automotive industry. Between 1958 and 1962 he moonlit as a futurist illustrator writing and drawing the syndicated Sunday comic strip Closer Than We Think! 

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  1. The mechanized stadium and electronic home library! Definitely! I love how things sometimes come about differently from how the visionaries saw them, such as having the book text broadcast on the ceiling as opposed to holding an e-reader in my hand.

    It’s also interesting to think about what inventions don’t actually improve our lives… such as 3D movies lol! Just because we have the technology doesn’t mean it’s an actual improvement.

  2. The Belated Nerd says:

    Yeah, I was really impressed by how spot on Radebaugh was about the future of home entertainment until he completely veered into left field with the text scrolling across the ceiling.

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