Just look at these serious fellows in the picture below. They must be working on something very important. Just look at them studiously studying that ... big... bubble... er... thing. Their safety glasses tell us that this is dangerous work. That bubbly thing could explode at any moment! How brave to hold it in one's bare hands!
Yes science is an essential part of industry. Why, if the scientists back in 1,000,000 B.C. hadn't done the research of rolling a log down a hill we'd all still be riding on dinosaurs like Alley Oop.
In the critical area of Research and Development, scientists do the research that uncovers new materials and processes, and industry takes those discoveries and develops them into products we can all use.
So its fun to look back half a century and see how industry imagined the world of "the future". A world built on scientific research packaged for a society of consumers -- our world.
Just what did all those R&D dollars give us anyway?
Flying chairs? Nope.
Flying saucers? Nope.
Flying buses? Nope.
Beer in cans? Yes!
And let's face it folks, if you've got beer in cans, what else do you really need?
* A brief history of the beer can.
* My Industry Flickr set.