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Welcome to the Paleofuture blog, where we explore past visions of the future. From flying cars and jetpacks to utopias and dystopias.

Cooking in the Future (1990s)

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.

Flying Carpet Car (1958)

Flying Carpet Car (1958)

Tesla Predicts the Portable TV (1926)

Tesla Predicts the Portable TV (1926)