Online Shopping (1967)
Tuesday, May 8, 2007 at 12:44AM
Matt Novak in 1960s, 1999 a.d., electronic mail, pre-internet, shopping

The most accurate prediction of the 1967 film 1999 A.D. was that of "fingertip shopping". With a video console channeled into the store of your choice you could (gasp!) shop from home.

The "electronic correspondence machine" (or "home post office") was also quite visionary, although it seems no one was betting on the QWERTY keyboard.

You can find 1999 A.D. on the DVD Yesterday's Tomorrows Today, released by A/V Geeks.

See also:
1999 A.D. (1967)
Monsanto House of the Future (1957-1967)

Article originally appeared on Paleofuture (http://paleofuture.com/).
See website for complete article licensing information.