Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Whimsical inventions? In 1962, yes. In 2014, a reality.

This is a picture of me in 1962.
I was 6 years old and in the 1st grade.  

On September 23, 1962 the The Jetsons TV show debuted.   
I watched that first show along with all The Jetsons shows. 
I have fond memories the Jetson family. 

Wikipedia explains:  

The Jetsons live in the year 2062 in a futuristic utopia (100 years in the future at the time of the show's debut) of elaborate robotic contraptions, aliens, holograms, and whimsical inventions.

Whimsical inventions.  What are whimsical inventions?
  • home computers?
  • the Internet?
  • microwave ovens?
  • cell phones?
  • modern medical technology such as an EKG or MRI?
NONE of these whimsical inventions were around when I was  6 years old.  
I got the above clip from this youtube site.  

As a 6 year old I would have never imagined that I would "Skype" with my grandchildren who live in Idaho while I live in California.   

I tried explaining to my son how cool it was to imagine these things as a 6 year old kid.  I never thought that what I saw on The Jetsons show would ever happen in my lifetime.    Now am experiencing many of the Jetson's ways of life today as a 57 year old....just 51 years later.

He wasn't impressed.

I'm just wondering when Rosie, the household robot maid, will be part of my life!

1 comment:

  1. I feel like an "old" person - maybe because it looks like I am!