Retro-Future Powerplants Prove The Future of the Past Rocked!

If there’s one thing that I know for certain, it is that the thinkers of the past envisioned a way cooler future than we’ve gotten.

via io9:

In the 1960s, United States Steel released Power Styling, a book of remodeled electrical stations that crackled with modernist flair. The book imagines a mod future in which “electrical engineer” is the sexiest gig on the planet.

Man. If they could see us now. I mean, we’re pretty fucking impressive, don’t get me wrong. But we’re also a bloated landscape of neon signs and advertisements. I think our highways would give Past-Us nightmares.