Happy Birthday! The futurist movement turns 104

The futurist … Filippo Tommaso Marinetti.

Don’t forget to wish any futurists you see today a happy anniversary.  February 20th is the movement’s birthday.  On this date in 1909 Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, an Italian poet, technophile, and promoter of the arts, had his The Founding and Manifesto of Futurism published on the front page of Le Figaro.

 

 

 

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How New Advances In Technology Will Impact Our Lives Beyond 2009

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Terrafugia plans to see its flying car, which runs on regular gas, in 2011.

Twenty-five years ago, making a call away from home meant finding a pay phone. The cell phone was virtually unknown. So was the Internet. Now life would be unthinkable without them.

And that’s what makes futurism so intriguing. What will spur the next big thing, the staggering new technology not yet within our grasp?

 

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