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Saturday, February 02, 2013

How Far Off Were The Predictions Of 1967′s Home Of The Future?

Faced with an amazing array of new technology, post-World War II America was obsessed with “the future” and how, within decades, we’d be living in geodesic colonies in the desert with self-sustaining farms. Not all of that has come true.
Back in March of 1967, Walter Cronkite dedicated an entire episode of his forward-looking show “The 21st Century” to the home of the future.

We’ve included some of the videos below, and the Smithsonian’s Paleofuture blog has a great write-up of the episode, which makes predictions of the devices you’d see in everyday homes in 2001.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I actually saw a lot of this at Expo 67 in Montreal.I personally think they were as dead on as possible.That was 46 years ago and working prototypes of these so called predictions were a reality.That means that "somewhere" the technology we have today existed in the mid 80's.