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Feb102011

Cooking in the Future (1990s)

This clip from an early 1990's AT&T concept video shows a futuristic world of voice recognition, networked computing and nearly sentient robotic sous chefs. And yet our protagonist's computer doesn't even know the word "HURRY." But what our machines lack in vocabulary they more than make up for in obnoxious pop up coupons right on your phone!

 

I digitized this from a VHS tape but sadly don't have an exact date or name for it. You see, in the early days of the Paleofuture blog I started researching and digitizing every retrofuturistic artifact I could find at a frenzied and obsessive pace. So obsessive in fact, I would often forget to go to class. In my haste, I would sometimes get sloppy and not label every DV tape or image file. Any ideas about the exact title of this AT&T concept video are much appreciated.

 

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Funny stuff! Would you happen to have any more of the video lying around? I LOVE the video posts - let's see more of the VHS archives, even if they're not labeled.

February 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDr. Schluss

"Tea. Earl Grey. Hot."

February 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterjayKayEss

Neato! I'm glad Post Punk Kitchen put this up and led me to your blog. I'm gonna have to post this myself. Thanks! :-D

February 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterThe Nervous Vegan

Progressive futurism! The husband is cooking in the kitchen and talking to the computer instead of the housewife. Comparing that to the ads from the 50-70s where its always the woman instructing the electronic brain, it's modern indeed!

February 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterChristoph Geisler

Wait wait wait, a man cooking in a commercial? That's just crazy talk! Didn't they know men wouldn't be allowed to cook or do "homemaker" tasks on commercials in the future? Oh, '90s, you so silly.

Also, the coupon is the most spot-on part of this. It reminds me of the ads on my phone I get when I use free apps.

November 29, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterElaine

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