Friday, May 18, 2007

This Machine Records All Your Thoughts (1919)

The June 8, 1919 Syracuse Herald (Syracuse, New York) featured a great article about mind-reading machines that would be commonplace in the office of the future. Oddly enough, they still needed stenographers to type out the correspondence. Why couldn't the man simply verbally dictate his thoughts to a typist? That is a question for the paleo-future to which we may never have an answer. The entire article is shown below.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

This article quotes Hugo Gernsback - who went on to publish a lot of excellent 'pulp' science fiction magazine - and indeed has a Science Fiction writing award named after him - the Hugo...fascinating.