Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
Browse by Decade



Amazon Fun

« Jet Flying Belt is Devised to Carry Man for Miles (New York Times, 1968) | Main | Flying Car Patent (1991) »

The Road Ahead: Future Homes (1995)

We already saw what the classroom of the future would look like. Let's take a look into the home of the future. The 1995 book The Road Ahead by Bill Gates included a CD-ROM with video of just such a look.

"The interactive hit, Jurassic Park 6.1" may be my favorite line of the entire video.

See also:
The Road Ahead: Future Classroom (1995) 13 March 2007

PrintView Printer Friendly Version

EmailEmail Article to Friend

References (8)

References allow you to track sources for this article, as well as articles that were written in response to this article.

Reader Comments (6)

That was awful!

So the paleofuture has "the red button" of digital TV, a mystifying lack of a mouse or keyboard, instead some PDA with grey symbols, and hilariously low resolution internet.

And maaasive clogs.

March 16, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterbob_arctor

Thats actually more or less the most accurate prediction of the whole blog methinks....

Then again it is only a 9 year forecast, compared to the 60 year old ones...

March 29, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

i'm sure we'll eventually see jurassic park 6.1, sadly.

April 3, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterpolecat_bastard

1. what's with the "dead from a single gunshot" Peruvian sailor (murder? suicide?) news story at the beginning? BIt of a mood-breaker for a corporate futurism video, isnt it?

2. The kid's homework-of-the-future seems to depend on being a kid with rich parents who can buy him crap that will make up for doing any actual work

3. The Mom is hot.

October 13, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterz

Biggest break with reality: the media includes no advertising, no commercials, banners, tags, or pop-ups.

November 9, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

It's funny how the computer/TV seen at the beginning looks like a current iMac.

February 22, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

PostPost a New Comment

Enter your information below to add a new comment.

My response is on my own website »
Author Email (optional):
Author URL (optional):
Some HTML allowed: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <code> <em> <i> <strike> <strong>