(via Pale­o­fu­ture — Pale­o­fu­ture Blog — 1999 A.D. (1967))

What’s jar­ring about this clip is not how they got the tech wrong: “Most food will be stored frozen in indi­vid­ual por­tions. […] The var­i­ous por­tions are fed auto­mat­i­cal­ly into the microwave oven for a few sec­onds of deep thaw­ing or warm­ing.” Sounds about right.

No, what irks me is the extrap­o­la­tion of a Mad Men like cul­ture of female servi­tude to men doing absolute­ly noth­ing. I guess that’s where future visions go wrong most­ly. Tech almost seems more pre­dictable than the cul­ture sur­round­ing it.