It Was Gonna Be Great!

So Close, And Yet… future-closer-than-we-think.jpg

The intrepid vision questers at Fast Company have encountered a truly lost world, one where a youthful Richard Nixon painted the golden vision of a slacker tomorrow. right-to-be-lazy.gif

“We see the time not too far distant when we can have a four-day work week and family life will be even more fully enjoyed by every American . . . These are not dreams or idle boasts—they are simple projections of the gains we have made in the last four years.”

Time reports that Nixon could not name this beckoning future, but the Vice President was clearly high on his own fumes:

“…whatever it is, it is something new and far better than anything the world has ever seen.”

nixon-futerama1.jpg Not What He Had In Mind

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