7
Pending approvalOriginal post by Vincze Miklós on io9

These Vintage Videos Accurately Predicted Today's Technology

These Vintage Videos Accurately Predicted Today's Technology

Though many twentieth-century predictions for the future included things like flying cars and domed cities on Mars, there were some predictions that were uncannily accurate. These videos are packed with futuristic forecasts that have now come to pass.

"Fingertip shopping" (online shopping), household security cameras, online banking and the "electronic correspondence machine or home post office" (e-mail) – Prediction of the home computer in 1999 A.D, 1967

Home: 2001, an 1967 episode of The 21st Century with Walter Cronkite

The Living Room – with a 3D television and a media center:

The Home Office – watch and print the latest news from all over the world, check the latest weather and stock prices, check the closed-circuit security camera system:

Videoconferencing (Skype), standalone LCD/TFT displays, book flight tickets on Internet with seat selection, online shopping, voice command device – First Born, AT&T, 1991

E-book readers, GPS navigation systems and tablets with Wi-Fi – View of the Future, AT&T, 1993

Touchscreen, video call, virtual reality, – Connections: AT&T's Vision of the Future, AT&T, 1993

Smartphone-controlled home and smart watch, voice command device – You Will, AT&T, 1994 and 1995

Some fifth graders are predicting the rise of the Internet. And cats – Hey, Why Should I Be On The Internet?, 1995

Tablets with color touchscreens, a intelligent personal assistant (now Siri), huge searchable online databases, screen sharing, video calls – The Knowledge Navigator, Apple, 1995

Tablets for work, video calls and Internet for everyone – Moment of Discovery, Apple, 1995

7