1975: And the Changes To Come by Arnold B. Barach is a dramatic forecast written in 1962 by the author of lifestyles in 1975. Our favourite bit involves a spherical hi-fi:

“High-fidelity sets do not have to be square, and they do not have to be long. This look into tomorrow is an effort to blend the feeling of a musical instrument with modern electronics. Engineers have long maintained that a sphere is the ideal source of sound reproduction. Note these features: The cone speakers are retract-lc, can have a span of six feet between them, and can be pitched in any direction the best stereophonic effect. In the base of the sphere is a woofer speaker, facing inward. When not in use, the three-foot aluminum globe can be completely closed present a decorative sphere.”

Photo by dbostrom on flickr

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