We are living in the Jetson’s future

Jane and George on a video call

Meet George Jetson, his boy Elroy, daughter Judy, Jane his wife….

Everyone should know about the classic ABC show, The Jetsons, which originally premiered in 1962. (Fun fact: it was the network’s first show to be broadcast in color) The show tanked to begin with but then was revived in the 80’s, quickly becoming a hit with viewers.

The Jetson’s were a normal family living in the year 2062. They had all the typical technology of their time and viewers oohed and ahhed at the gadgets of the future.

I watched an episode recently for the first time in years and realized that although it’s not yet 2062, we are certainly living in the Jetson’s version of the future. Most of the technology thought up by the shows creator is very real today.

Some examples:

  • Flat Screen TVs
  • Video Calls
  • Jet packs
  • Holograms
  • Drones
  • Watch that lets you make calls
  • Robot vacuums
  • Flying Cars – Tesla is basically there, right?

Now we just have to work on the living in space concept. Maybe by 2062…