It is fun, and instructive, to revisit the future as envisioned by past visionaries–in this case, Disney. This [8:47] min short from 1958 envisions color-coded highways that defrost themselves, parking elevators and self-driving cars outfitted for teleconferences. (Me, I’m struck by the sparse traffic–and wish that part of their vision had come true.)
- The forecasts of the videographers
Which have come true (in some form) already?
Which have been overturned or superceded by projections?
- Embedded assumptions about technology and culture. (Guess what? In the future, women are still stay-at-home moms who most urgent transportation need is for shopping.