The 1992 Australia Telecom concept video, Broadband, taught us about Orwellian biometrics, 1980s music video catwalks and beeping user interfaces of the future. All three parts appear below.
See also:Australia Telecom's Broadband (Part 1, 1992)Australia Telecom's Broadband (Part 2, 1992)Australia Telecom's Broadband (Part 3, 1992)
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The first picture looks like it's from the '60s.
The best comment on our "Blinking and beeping" future is in this clip from AIRPLANE II (at about 4:55 minutes in):http://youtube.com/watch?v=nCl6RCGkPuo
It'll never happen! How come Stephen Hawking was talking to him when he pressed his thumb into the scanner?
Apparently people in Australia communicate through the Command and Conquer games...
Wow,Awesome pictures.---------sivahttp://www.savvybusiness.com.au" REL="nofollow">Sunshine Coast
Even back in 92 this shit would be stupid
The only two parts of this that are pure fantasy are the "security thumb-scanner" and the apparent importance of an Australian company in big international mining/oil deal.Neither of which is particularly convincing.Boasting about the broadband speed is also a bit funny, it's usually whining about how slow the network that's the norm.
Hate to be a follicle-splitter, but the name of the company was Telecom Australia, not Australia Telecom - the successor to the PMG, and the predecessor to Telstra.
Hey Jeff, look up 'BHP Billiton' in wikipedia and read the first line.
I wish you luck in your ongoing war battle with ignorance.
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