Back in August, I featured some 35mm slides I'd bought at the estate sale of a former Credit Union employee. Those slides were about the year 2000 and what wonders it would hold for Credit Unions. I was going through more of that lot of slides last week and found another set with a similar theme. They're from a series called "In League with the Future". Unfortunately, I don't have the record or script that goes with it, but it's pretty obvious it's about moving away from cash transactions to credit and how computers will enhance the way we pay our bills and buy goods and services. If you didn't know that, you might think it was a science fiction story about a totalitarian world ruled by computers. It's from about 1968 and has a definite 2001: Space Odyssey feel to it. As a side note, unfortunately these slides have suffered the dreaded "red shift" that afflicts film of this era. It's actually caused by the cyan dye in the film fading quicker than the yellow and magenta dyes. If I had some better software (or knew how to use what I have), I think I could correct the color.
Univac Uniscope 300
This would make a great sci fi novel cover
United as one...in the vortex of crushing financial debt. I can almost hear their screams.
I'm not sure what the Beatles are spelling out here. "Much"?
I'm not sure why the art suddenly switches to "Mad Men" mode here.
What's through the keyhole? League affiliation or assimilation?
Without warning, the central computer strikes at multiple targets throughout the world. Mankind is obliterated.
This would make a great horror novel cover.
An lone man cries out against the machine and is quickly silenced.
Apparently, the answer entails us all living under The Dome.