Walter Cronkite was the host of a show called “The 21st Century” back in the sixties.
In 1967, he hosted a program that looked at the home of the future, and how technology would be integrated into all aspects of the house.
It’s fun to see as he takes you through the home office, the kitchen and the living room. The tech is all big and clunky with lots of buttons and knobs. But some predictions are quite accurate.
Remember …. this is 1967 looking ahead to 2001.
The Home Office of the Future (2001).
The Kitchen of the Future (2001) … not quite as accurate. Although the plates idea might still be coming as those 3D printers evolve!
The Living Room of the Future (2001). He was right. Big TV, big sound. But NOT the big ‘console’. Not all those buttons and knobs. They didn’t imagine controlling these things with a gadget that fits in the palm of your hand.
And then there are those windows! Do they exist? Were they ever invented? I kind of like those.