Watch the next video and you will see what I mean.
Moving sidewalks? We see that in airports, malls and other public locations. Video conferencing? Skype anyone? No one ever thought that a cartoon based on a family living in futuristic times would come to fruition. The Jetsons’ world is our world: explosive technological advances, entrenched bourgeois culture, a culture of enterprise that is very fond of the good life. The Jetsons represented what model families in the U.S. were to be in the future: a family that has many technological advances in their home and lives by a certain standard of class. The show really wasn’t that far off as in today’s world, we have many advanced technologies that are utilized on a daily basis. Even right now as I write this, I have a laptop connected to my 42 inch television with a wireless mouse and wireless keyboard and I’m resting comfortably in my bed. Just a mere 20 years ago, computers of any type were connected via wire direct to an internet port in wall. Now we have our own personal Wi-Fi systems and can connect numerous items in the home wirelessly. Even my television among other things are connected to my smartphone for one stop control compared to a separate remote control and/or what are called universal remotes. Who needs a remote when you have a smartphone, tablet or other smart device for your convenience? These are the ways in which we have evolved but the world is not finished yet, nor will it ever be finished as each day represents a new evolution in technological advances.
“Automated schoolmarm” at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair