Cooking in the Future (1990s)

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This clip from an early 1990's AT&T concept video shows a futuristic world of voice recognition, networked computing and nearly sentient robotic sous chefs. And yet our protagonist's computer doesn't even know the word "HURRY." But what our machines lack in vocabulary they more than make up for in obnoxious pop up… » 2/11/11 1:12am 2/11/11 1:12am

Project 2000 Video - Apple Computer (1988)

In 1988 Apple produced this video to accompany its very cool Project 2000 competition. The short video showcases different machines and features that Apple saw as just around the corner. Though Project 2000 was a student competition, this video doesn't show the winning team nor their Apple tablet of the future;…
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The Universal Writing Formula for Futurism


I can't believe it took me this long, but I figured out the universal writing formula for futurism! It just clicked after reading a 1980s newspaper article about robots! Let me know what I'm missing: » 11/11/08 9:03pm 11/11/08 9:03pm

  • Imagine [ten/twenty/fifty] years in the future.
  • Your [car/toaster/robot] speaks to you.
  • No, it's not your…

Pacific Bell Concept Video (1991)

Pacific Bell Concept Video (Part 3, 1991)

Pacific Bell Concept Video (Part 2, 1991)

Pacific Bell Concept Video (Part 1, 1991)


This unnamed Pacific Bell concept video from 1991 is set in the year 2003. With a young woman giving birth as our main plot device, we're able to see how people of the 21st century will work, shop and communicate. Below is part 1 of 3. » 10/12/07 10:06am 10/12/07 10:06am



See also:
Connections: AT&T's Vision of the Future (1993)
Flowers by Alice (1992)

GTE's Classroom of the Future (1987)

US West's Flowers by Alice (1992)

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See also:
Connections: AT&T's Vision of the Future (1993)
Writer and Producer of Connections: AT&T's Vision of the Future
Apple's Knowledge Navigator (1987)
Apple's Grey Flannel Navigator (1988)
Vision (Clip 1, 1993)
Vision (Clip 2, 1993)
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Flowers by Alice (Part 5, 1992)

Flowers by Alice (Part 4, 1992)

Flowers by Alice (Part 3, 1992)

Part 3 of the US West concept video Flowers by Alice shows the amazing graphics capabilities of their portable, talking computer. Those flower pots are priceless. I'm pretty sure Mario and Luigi can be spotted if you squint hard enough. » 8/30/07 2:15am 8/30/07 2:15am



See also:
Flowers by Alice (Part 1, 1992)
Flowers by Alice (Part 2, 1992)

Flowers by Alice (Part 2, 1992)

Flowers by Alice (Part 1, 1992)

The 1992 US West concept video Flowers by Alice features themes and products similar to that of Accenture's Vision and AT&T's Connections, both produced in 1993. This clip from Flowers by Alice introduces us to the main characters as well as two emerging technologies. » 8/20/07 12:25pm 8/20/07 12:25pm



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