Image courtesy of the Dallas Morning News Historical Archives.

The headline says it all.

Here we are in the future, and soon we’ll even have Pixar-style hover chairs.

In the year 2020, we were sitting at home for work! For school! For shopping!

This 1967 story about the American Astronautical Society convention in Dallas predicted all of that.

“Most businesses and homes are likely to be equipped with simple satellite communication terminals,” said Francis Gicca, manager of space communication systems for Raytheon, who attended the convention. “The terminals will be links with markets, permitting housewives to dial a purchase, and libraries, permitting students to dial a book.”

He wasn’t wrong.

It’s just too bad telemedicine hasn’t come as far as Gicca describes in the last two paragraphs.

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