Eric

Weekends

TV show from *1989* NAILS future tech predictions — like, almost 100%.

Flat-screen TVs reached the mainstream in the late nineties.  Ditto for HD television.  And voice-activated personal assistants that could dim lights, draw blinds, and make phone calls really didn’t hit the big time until a few years ago.

But this 1989 episode of the home improvement show “This Old House” almost perfectly predicts the future years before these things came into our lives — including having to ask Alexa twice to do something.  (It’s almost too perfect…🤔)

Perhaps it’s the fact that these technologies were around for DECADES before coming to consumers that made these predictions possible.  Or — just maybe — someone had a functioning DeLorean time machine to help.  I like to think it was option two.  — [eric]