Happy New Year: Looking Back and Forward

At this time of year, we are often bombarded with “year in review” and “our prediction” articles, news stories, and specials.   As a change a pace, I thought I would take a look at how some past predictions have actually been on the mark.

This video, dating from October 1954, is a segment from GE that aired as part of a televised celebration of the Diamond Jubilee for the electric light.

The video predicts future technologies, including automatic dishwashers, VCRs, DVRs, cellphones, flat screen TVs, 3D TV, and more.

(Note: The video and audio start at 0:08)

2 replies
  1. Jack Anderson
    Jack Anderson says:

    It is definitely a rare video, Allen. How come you get it? nice work. I think cellphones and 3D TV is one great future technologies that can be predicted before. GE’s people must had people with wild imagination at that time.

    • Allen Falcon
      Allen Falcon says:

      We found the video on YouTube. GE has created these short films for ever. Today they show up as extended commercials on the Sunday news-talk shows.


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