Here’s a link to an interesting little blog that looks at some predictions from 1957 through to the mid-60s about how technology might evolve over the next few decades.
It includes two or three TV-related predictions, including the ‘electronic home library’ (pictured below), centred on the ability to record TV programmes if you were out when they were on air, the ability to watch 3D TV and other wonderful futuristic developments that might eventually become reality.
There’s also the prediction, from 1957, that one day we’d be able to make face-to-face phone calls, including a handy picture (see below) to show what it might look like.
It’s interesting to see how the likes of Skype, Sky+ boxes, Smart TVs, etc, which we now take for granted, were envisaged 40-50 years before they became commonplace.
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