I have a Sinclair T Rex. They sent the plastic molding machines around the country with the Dino's on truck beds after the fair was over. They came to town and I molded a red T Rex.
I was a year old.
I wish they still had worlds fairs like they did in the old days. Chicago was the one I would have loved to have seen. My grandmother saw it before she passed away young. I would have loved to ask her about it.
Disney did that odd "Tomorrowland" movie with George Clooney. It was about that optimism of the past and a bit of commentary on it being lost (in the vehicle of monetizing a Disney attraction as a movie).
What if we put on those technicolor glasses and try to view today with that upbeat hope? What if we insisted our politicians did the same...
I like museums, but they are the closet space for dead things and broken bits of history. Let the museum have archival footage, modern pictures, replicas, and computer scans...
Seeing something you know is special in a museum can be cool.
Seeing it on the street or at a show/event it drove to is cooler.
Something else very contemporary was on display back then in 1964: the NASA satellite that was powered by a FUEL CELL.
And we still can't get one to power a vehicle, although Ford did produce a demonstration model about 12 years ago. The problem is generating hydrogen for reasonable money.