Matt Novak, writing for Gizmodo, has presented images from what he describes as the "golden age of American futurism", the years 1958 to 1963. The images all come from a Sunday comic strip called "Closer Than We Think." While many of the predictions made by the strip are (perhaps inevitably) way off the mark, the strip also had a surprising number of hits or at least impressively near misses. Even the howlers are noteworthy for their retro-futuristic design. Here are some samples.
1. Video interviews in a "one-world job market":
2. Wrist watch TV (not so far from smart phones):
3. Electric cars:
4. Driverless cars:
5. Push-button education:
6. Robotic warehouses (cf. Amazon's warehouse system):