Soviet Sci-Fi Mag Predicts Future

Soviet Sci-Fi Mag Predicts Future

Soviet magazine “Tekhnika Molodezhi” (“Youth’s Technics”) was sort of Soviet “Popular Mechanics” mag. Was covering newest technological topics and also always tried to speak about technologies of the nearest future.

Every issue of the mag tried to predict how 21st century would look like. Here are some of the predictions. Let’s start with the earliest magazine issues and gradually move forward to late 1970s to see how 21st century predictions changed as 20th century technologies evolved.

Soviet Sci-Fi Mag Predicts Future

In 1933 there was a first issue of the magazine. Here it’s first prediction, of course it was a flying car. In 1933 it was thought to be like this.

Soviet Sci-Fi Mag Predicts Future

Soviet cities of the future had to be placed beneath the Earth surface.

Soviet Sci-Fi Mag Predicts Future

Authors of the magazine dreamt of elevators that would bring people down to the sea bottom.

Soviet Sci-Fi Mag Predicts Future

This was a prediction for the first phone answering machine.

Soviet Sci-Fi Mag Predicts Future

Those are planes of the future.

Soviet Sci-Fi Mag Predicts Future

There was a plan to plow Soviet fields with mini-bombs. Like plane dropping very small bomb shells to plow the field.

Soviet Sci-Fi Mag Predicts Future

Enemy airplanes planned to be destroyed with a resonance weapons.

Soviet Sci-Fi Mag Predicts Future

Enemy tanks planned to be destroyed with a hidden electro-magnetic field generator placed under the battle field.

Soviet Sci-Fi Mag Predicts Future

There was a prediction to build a huge sphere in the arctics and live there. This sphere could also be swimming in the water if the ice beneath it melts or cracks suddenly.

Soviet Sci-Fi Mag Predicts Future

To move across the arctics they planned to use aerosleighs that also could float on the water.

Soviet Sci-Fi Mag Predicts Future

Or semi-submarine ship could do too.

Soviet Sci-Fi Mag Predicts Future

Special on ground stations planned to send electricity via electomagnetic waves to the electrical airplanes!

Soviet Sci-Fi Mag Predicts Future

This dirigible or blimp was planned to generate electricity by capturing energy of the wind and send it to the ground.

Soviet Sci-Fi Mag Predicts Future

A balloon suspended airplane to explore higher levels of the atmosphere.

Soviet Sci-Fi Mag Predicts Future

“A new type of steam engine would allow trains, cars or land ships can go fast and for long distance. You even can put this turbine steam engine inside a car wheel”

 

Soviet Sci-Fi Mag Predicts Future

“Electrical gyroplane can feed from the trolleybus electric lines”

Soviet Sci-Fi Mag Predicts Future

Supersonic jet with nuclear cell can stay in the air for months.

Soviet Sci-Fi Mag Predicts Future

In 1944 they already predicted that soon an artificial Earth satellite would appear.

Soviet Sci-Fi Mag Predicts Future

“Orbital space station” was predicted in 1950.

Soviet Sci-Fi Mag Predicts Future

Starting from 1950s the magazine covers became more and more colorful and exciting. Moon bases were planned to be built.

Soviet Sci-Fi Mag Predicts Future

Monorail transportation of the future.

Soviet Sci-Fi Mag Predicts Future

A future city that would look like a mountain. “Soviet mountain city would fit 55 million people inside”.

Soviet Sci-Fi Mag Predicts Future

Artificial snow slopes in Summer.

Soviet Sci-Fi Mag Predicts Future

Some really nice forest explorer.

Soviet Sci-Fi Mag Predicts Future

A wall climbing machine.

Soviet Sci-Fi Mag Predicts Future

“Wing car”

Soviet Sci-Fi Mag Predicts Future

Electric trains that don’t need rails storm the offroad lands.

Soviet Sci-Fi Mag Predicts Future

…and engine powered fast running boots.

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