The implication of this much computing power at a very affordable cost is partly one of those because of the fact it is so radically different than anything we could have ever expected. Where the very hugest super-computers of my lifetime, early in my lifetime, are now equalled by inexpensive personal computers that you can buy everywhere and anyone can own. It's like you can't even say where this is going to go.
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This video from 1987 imagines the Apple Computer company of the year 1997, (tongue planted firmly in cheek). I can't decide if the iPsychiatrist or the R2D2-style hologram is my favorite Apple innovation through 1997.
Of all the paleo-futuristic concept videos we've looked at in the past four months, the future depicted in Grey Flannel Navigator may have been the most accurate. Granted, it's the safest but computer networking and ordering pizza through your computer was pretty visionary for 1988. The assumption that we need an image of a person as an interface seems to be where most of these videos fall down.
Below are all three parts of the 1988 Apple concept video Grey Flannel Navigator. Thanks again to Keith C. for the video.
Apple's Grey Flannel Navigator (Part 1, 1988)
Apple's Grey Flannel Navigator (Part 2, 1988)
Apple's Grey Flannel Navigator (Part 3, 1988)
Apple's Knowledge Navigator (1987)
Connections: AT&T's Vision of the Future (1993)
The video above is part 1 of Apple's futuristic concept video Grey Flannel Navigator. It was produced in 1988 and has a tone similar to other videos we've looked at by Apple and AT&T. There are three parts to this rarely seen video, so stay tuned. Many thanks to Keith C. for this great paleo-future find.
Continuing our series of ads from the 1994 Power Macintosh campaign, this one involves fighting spacemen of the (paleo)future.