The May 4, 1972 Oshkosh Daily Northwestern (Oshkosh, WI) predicted that by the year 2000 the "long-haired culture" would dramatically influence mainstream Americans through the normalization of communal living. Some of the article's predictions are bullet-pointed below. You can read the article in its entirety here.
- Commune nurseries will be built where each of the adults, male and female, will work with all of the commune children one day a week.
- The kitchen will be large to accommodate large numbers in meal preparation and cleanup. The dining room, furnished with picnic-type tables and benches, will have few decorations.
- Ecology and "current youth values" which de-emphasize material goods will mean homes are sparsely furnished.
- Showers will replace bathtubs to better conserve water.
- Computer-programmed delivery of goods will decrease dependence on the family car.
- The "self-sufficient home" will have its own power source, with all waste being recycled into usable food and household objects.
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