Predicting the multi-screen world in 1967

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In 1967, Rube Goldberg envisioned the future of screen culture.

What he didn’t foresee was that all of these individual devices (TV, phone, radio, camera) would converge into a single device: the smartphone.

People prefer to be distracted all the time. It makes the outside world easier to cope with. Today’s obsession with multi-screen entertainment and multitasking behavior was only a matter of time. Screens are second-nature.

Meanwhile, electricity is the pipes.

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