“How does the actual, purchaseable consumer technology available in 2019 compare to what you — back in the 1960s, ’70s, ’80s or ’90s — thought consumer technology might look like around the year 2020?” asks Slashdot reader dryriver.
Is today’s consumer technology as advanced, inventive, groundbreaking and empowering as you imagined it would be 30, 40, 50 years ago? Or is the “technological future that has now actually arrived” different, in various ways, from how you’d hoped/imagined it might be a few decades back?
If so, what was different in your “future technologies imagination” than what is available to buy today?
Each generation received different dreams from the pop culture of their time. Back in 1969 an 18-year-old Kurt Russell starred in a Disney movie with a malfunctioning mainframe. By 1984 one TV series showed David Hasselhoff with his own talking self-driving car. But how close did your own personal predictions come, asks the original submission.
“Do today’s technological gadgets manage to live up to how you imagined tech around the year 2020 would be, or do they fall short of what you hoped/imagined might exist by today?
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