As we've mentioned before, there's a lot of "modern" technology that's a lot older than you think.

It's easy to assume that all of our modern gadgets are newly conceived, thanks to decades of Bond films and Star Trek props, but the reality is that humans have been trying to solve the same problems for a long time. Problems like: "how do I strap TV screens directly to my eyeballs?" And "how can I make an unstoppable bipedal robot?"

Roller skates They actually date back to the 18th century, but I defy you to find more bonkers roller skates than these pedal-powered Swedish Takypods
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Virtual reality Hugo Gernsback's teleyglasses were an actual working prototype of two tiny stereoscopic TVs strapped to your face. He dreamed them u
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The endless newsfeed The radio-delivered newspaper machine was 1938's Facebook newsfeed: an unending, cynical attempt to kill American journalism, wit
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