The best version of the future is in the past, and its name is Steampunk.
At age 5, I saw the movie 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, and fell in love with the Disney version of the Nautilus submarine, and with the science-fiction of Jules Verne. Later, at the ripe old age of 9, I saw the movie version of The Time Machine and had recurring dreams about the titular device from the H.G. Wells novel. In my 20’s, I actually had a chance to buy the movie prop, and am still kicking myself for not doing so! Those two movies introduced geeks like me to the future as envisioned by Victorian sci-fi pioneers, and set the stage for an alternative universe of collectible models, art, and even functional devices called steampunk! So geek out with me for a few and enjoy this trip… Back to the Future, 19th century-style.
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