Home Monitor of the Future

This 1964 ad envisioned a hand-held device that would allow people to run their home by remote control:

Easy Does It
Someday, you may be able to run your all-electric home and keep an eye on your youngsters by fingertip control

As far as we know, the amazing device you see above hasn't been developed as yet.
But it wouldn't be surprising if something like it were in the works. In this modern age of ours, only a short step separates the dreams of the moment from the realities of tomorrow.

Newsweek - July 1964



For once, the future actually delivered, since a smartphone can do everything imagined in this ad, and more.

Interesting that the gadget has controls for 'lawn care,' 'food prep,' etc., but not for turning the lights on.
     Posted By: Alex - Tue Nov 17, 2020
     Category: 1960s | Yesterday’s Tomorrows





Comments
Here's a pic of the remote I use: https://postimg.cc/WF6ptg65
Posted by Virtual in Carnate on 11/17/20 at 11:16 AM
And I will bet a nickle she has found a place for you to store it so it will always be personally close 😊
Posted by Steve E. on 11/17/20 at 01:04 PM
I remember when I first got a universal remote. I knew that changed everything!
Posted by Phideaux on 11/17/20 at 10:12 PM
My girlfriend got her own remote: https://postimg.cc/wtTmTDqJ
Posted by Virtual in Carnate on 11/18/20 at 12:57 PM
Nice comeback from your girlfriend 😊
Posted by Steve E. on 11/18/20 at 04:51 PM









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