27 May 2011

You're Invited

Since we handily survived the recent rapture-palooza, why not take this opportunity to look at another future that might have been?

In 1967, the folks at Philco-Ford [!] produced a film titled '1999 A.D.' to mark the company's 75th anniversary and provide a sneak peek at domestic life in the distant days ahead. [Appending the unnecessary anno domini makes it sound even more futuristic, I guess.] You'll find push-buttons and video screens galore; rooms of then-shocking, now-iconic modern furniture; and a mildly dysfunctional family trying to have lunch. Click here, and pull up a virtual chair to their table.

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