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Thursday, April 17, 2008

2063 A.D. Book (1963), how General Dynamics envisioned our future in 100 years from 1963.

I thought this was something interesting. Below is a link to a scanned copy of "2063 A.D.," from General Dynamics Astronautics.

The book asked politicians, military commanders and scientists to speculate as to where humanity would be, a hundred years hence, in the great push towards space.
A copy of the limited print book (only 200 are believed to have been produced) was included in the time capsule at General Dynamics Astronautics headquarters in San Diego. The building was torn down in the late 1990s and the time capsule is believed to have perished. The book gives some great insight into the general sense of optimism that so typifies 1960s futurism. Space colonies? Sure! Martian life? Why not! Teleportation? Easier than commercial space flight!


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