The opening of a time capsule in Siberia last week provided a remarkable glimpse of how some Soviets from fifty years ago envisioned our world today.
The tiny metal tube containing a contemporaneous message from the past was buried back in 1967 with the intention of being opened this year to commemorate the centennial of the Russian Revolution.
Inside the time capsule was a three-page letter penned to the 'people of the future' by residents of the Siberian city of Novosibirsk who were living there five decades ago.
The missive reveals some lofty expectations for our 2017 world that spectacularly missed the mark.
More on this strange story of unfulfilled ET expectations at the Coast to Coast AM website.