Samsung's present marketing may range from international insanity to brazen innuendo, but it's heartening to know that at one point the company resorted to trusty futurism. Smithsonian Magazine has collected some advertisements it ran in the late 1980s — just as Samsung was transitioning into a major force in electronics — that aimed to position the company's products as everyday devices for the science fiction age. After all, when steaks were found to be healthy back in 2010, you started cooking them in a Samsung microwave — right?

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