Exclusive new content for just $5 per month.
Paleofuture has seen many different homes over the years. I started the site for a writing class in college back in 2007, then moved over to Smithsonian magazine in 2011. Finally, the blog was acquired by Gizmodo in 2013. Honestly, I can’t believe I was at Gizmodo for ten years. I loved my job, but all good things come to an end at some point.
Paleofuture is an independent site again, and while I’d love to keep everything free, I need to be able to pay the bills. That’s why I’m launching Paleofuture+, where I’ll publish exclusive new content each week. I’ll explore the flying cars, jetpacks, and other futuristic ideas that people imagined for the 21st century, just like in the old days. And hopefully Paleofuture+ will be something people enjoy and can tell their friends about.
I’ll still write free articles at Paleofuture, but a subscription to Paleofuture+ will help me keep the lights on, while giving readers exclusive articles each week, access to a new rare video each month, and a Discord chat community just for subscribers. If that sounds like a fun deal, you can subscribe here. It’s just $5 per month or $50 per year.
One nice thing I should probably mention is that, under my old contracts, I held onto the copyright for everything I wrote at Smithsonian and Gizmodo, which means that all of the Paleofuture articles I’ve written over the years are now here at Paleofuture.com. It’s especially nice because Gizmodo recently purged a lot of images from older articles, which means a lot of my old posts no longer have the illustrations, photos, and art that went along with the writing. But those articles should all have their art here at Paleofuture.com.
I’m sure there will still be some old posts that lost their images or video in the transition, and if you spot those, please feel free to drop me a line. But at least now I’m in control of everything that appears at Paleofuture.com and some private equity guys can’t make it disappear. I’d like this site to be a complete repository of all my old work, along with a place to find interesting new material.
Thank you for your support. It means a lot to me.
Matt Novak (Founder and author of Paleofuture.com)