Originally published at: http://blog.tindie.com/2016/02/a-look-at-1988s-thoughts-on-2013-la/
At a recent meeting, this link was shared and I found it incredibly interesting: http://documents.latimes.com/la-2013/ Last year, on the “official” day that Marty McFly went to the future, many articles highlighted the differences from the movie and present day. This archived magazine article from 1988 imagines what Los Angeles would be like in 25 years. Here are a few highlighted thoughts: “In the classroom of tomorrow, computers will replace desks, wall-size computer displays will replace overhead projectors, and students will be able to use the Library of Congress at the touch of a button.” “It’s his dog, ‘Max’, waking him up for school. Although Zach thinks of him as a real dog, Max is a robo-pet- a mobile home robot….” “He calls the house through the network and asks the system what kind of food is in the refrigerator. Almost instantly, a readout of the running food inventory kept by the fridge appears on Bill’s computer screen.” “Alma tells her mother-in-law just to load the floppy with the enchilada program into Billy Rae, so he can cook it and they can be on their way.” What do you think is in the future for technology? Are you disappointed you don’t have your own robot in the family?