Apple's new headquarters are a vision of the future, from 1939

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In 1939 the great industrial designer Norman Bel Geddes designed Futurama, an exhibit for General Motors showing how people would live in 1960. He imagined a world of gleaming white cities, cars separated from pedestrians, huge green parks and wide highways. It was a world that was "streamlined, technocratic, and optimistic."

In 2013, it looks like it is finally getting built, as we see greater detail of Apple's new headquarters. Here is a look at the workings of the office of the future. Norman Foster has designed a building complex where Norman Bel Geddes would feel right at home.