1999:  Our Hopeful Future

Like most predictive non-fiction, this 1956 volume has both hits and misses throughout. But I was amazed by one page, which predicts flatscreen TVs, a Roomba, and household surveillance cameras, bing-bang-boom!

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     Posted By: Paul - Sun Oct 01, 2023
     Category: Predictions | Yesterday’s Tomorrows | Books | 1950s

He got the automatic power mower in there too.
Posted by KDP on 10/01/23 at 09:12 AM
Also motion-sensing PIR and cordless tools.
Posted by Virtual in Carnate on 10/01/23 at 09:59 AM
Magnetic memory? A blast from the past. And the author was too optimistic about how the robotic vacuum works and how often it needs to be emptied.
Posted by ges on 10/01/23 at 08:41 PM
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