“Computers in the future may weigh no more than 1.5 tons.” — Popular Mechanics in 1949.
Origins of awesomeness: It’s fun to think that “scientists” from 1954 would actually think that this is what a computer would look like after 50 years of progress.
Related awesomeness: Computers, TV, video games, iPod, Internets, dot matrix printer
That information will downgrade the awesomeness of this item. Still, the steering wheel-on-a-computer concept is jazaabulous. While this image is largely fiction, we all know that fiction can be fun. Forecasts of the not-too-distant and very-distant futures are often wildly hilariously inaccurate.
A fun prank can come from this image if you have a notoriously dysfunctional server at work. Pass this photo along to your coworkers and joke that turning that steering wheel will kick that server back into gear and make everything go back to normal.