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Thursday
Mar152007

The Road Ahead: Future Homes (1995)

We already saw what the classroom of the future would look like. Let's take a look into the home of the future. The 1995 book The Road Ahead by Bill Gates included a CD-ROM with video of just such a look.

"The interactive hit, Jurassic Park 6.1" may be my favorite line of the entire video.

See also:
The Road Ahead: Future Classroom (1995) 13 March 2007

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Reader Comments (6)

That was awful!

So the paleofuture has "the red button" of digital TV, a mystifying lack of a mouse or keyboard, instead some PDA with grey symbols, and hilariously low resolution internet.

And maaasive clogs.

March 16, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterbob_arctor

Thats actually more or less the most accurate prediction of the whole blog methinks....

Then again it is only a 9 year forecast, compared to the 60 year old ones...

March 29, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

i'm sure we'll eventually see jurassic park 6.1, sadly.

April 3, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterpolecat_bastard

1. what's with the "dead from a single gunshot" Peruvian sailor (murder? suicide?) news story at the beginning? BIt of a mood-breaker for a corporate futurism video, isnt it?

2. The kid's homework-of-the-future seems to depend on being a kid with rich parents who can buy him crap that will make up for doing any actual work

3. The Mom is hot.

October 13, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterz

Biggest break with reality: the media includes no advertising, no commercials, banners, tags, or pop-ups.

November 9, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

It's funny how the computer/TV seen at the beginning looks like a current iMac.

February 22, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

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