Promises Unfulfilled? Riding the Highways of the Future…

Posted by on March 21, 2008

I was driving around the Internet tonight and stumbled across a facinating YouTube post from a Disney TV show entitled “Magic Highway USA”. A facinating clip filled with dreams about tomorrow’s highways and automobile technology. Sorta like this:

 

Highway Clip

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It was a facinating show about technology, self-driven cars and quite honestly, reminded me very much of the Jetsons, with the flying cars, above-ground shopping malls, etc.

 

jetsonclip.bmp

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All of this started me thinking about the reality of the Interstate Highway and the changes that have come about because of it. Digging around, I found a facinating Department of Transportation website actually outlining the history of the Interstate and debunking some myths about it….depending on your point of view.

I’ve put the links in below as well as the links to some of the clips and films mentioned above. Take a few minutes and enjoy the show! Have a great weekend!

See you on Monday!

Links:

YouTube Clip: Magic Highway USA

Link to blog about Magic Highway USA and other retro stuff

Globalsecurity.org-Link to National Defense Highway System

U.S. Department of Transportation-Federal Highway Administration: Highway History

Sources:

(1) Give Yourself The Greenlight, Archive.org

(2)Your Safety First, Archive.org

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