Thursday, 5 March 2009

Computers and did Raymond Baxter lie to us

I'm not going to say much here except that the progress of technology over the years has been amazing. 

But if you look back at things like Tomorrows World the amount of stuff that they got totally wrong is incredible, really.

The stuff that I don't remember being mentioned is the amount of power available in a home computer, the fact that I can now carry round a device with which I can send emails, receive voice and video calls, browse the Internet (no mention of this either), use it to find out where I am with incredible accuracy and tell me how to get where I want to go, play games and use to detect Cylons.

What we were supposed to have had according to the TV included a base on The Moon and on Mars, flying cars, personal jetpacks, 3D TV (could make The Adult Channel interesting), robots doing the housework and a lot more leisure time.

The leisure time is happening at the moment I suppose, it's termed unemployment in this part of the world.

Anyway, enough rambling, I've got some adverts to show you from the 1980s.

Can't wait to get my own jetpack.