Tired of reading about the failing infrastructure? Tired of waiting for your firm to reap the benefits of the infrastructure stimulus package? Tired of hearing about how the civil engineering industry is struggling and that civil engineering jobs are few and far between? Well, at this very moment in time, I certainly am. So in light of that, I thought I would use a little history and a little humor to maybe brighten up a few minutes of your day (though the historical video may also make you chuckle).
First, take a look at the videos below which I found on youtube, GM Futurama Parts 1 & 2. These videos give perspective from 1939 in regards to what our infrastructure would look like in 1960. Bridges, highways, airports that would solve all of our problems and make life easier. These videos are amazing, really, to see how far our infrastructure has come since then. Now we are looking at technologies like SkyTran and SmartRoads, ideas that were surely beyond comprehension in 1939.
Following the videos are a few snapshots that have been circulating the Internet, maybe you have seen them. Engineering and construction masterpieces they are not…just a little civil tomfoolery!
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