Videos from the Past that Predicted the Future

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6 Incredible Videos from the Past that Predicted the Future. (via)

This Public Service Announcement (PSA) was produced in 1995 by the 5th grade students at Ray Bjork school in Helena Montana. All the Internet possibilities mentioned in the script are today a reality. The production won a local ADDY Award in 1996 for Best PSA.

In1974 Arthur C. Clarke told the ABC that every household in 2001 will have a computer and be connected all over the world. Courtesy of Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

In a video from 1967, Walter Cronkite describes how people will spend their free time, mostly at home. Offering a vision for the “family of the future,” Cronkite explains what appears to be a slick home entertainment system.

Concept video showing off the applications behind Apple’s “Futureshock” Knowledge Navigator concept device from 1987.

An utterly fantastic video from 1966 that speculates on what life will be like in 1999… so I thought I’d upload it to celebrate 2009! It is so funny the way they talk about ‘the wife’ and ‘the husband’. Unlike most videos from the past that speculated on flying cars and robots doing all our chores, this one went for the ‘home shopping’ angle, bank account unification and a way to send letters electronically all over the world.