Here’s a fantastic video in the “what the future will look like” vein: a 1966 prediction of home computing in 1999. Despite the kitsch-quality, it’s pretty remarkable how some of the points have come to pass: home security, online banking, stylus computing, email, multiple displays. My favorite part (beyond the wife happily buying and husband begrudgingly paying the bills bit) is the depiction of the consoles themselves. All the screwy dials and buttons…no real keyboard. The husband’s office looks like NORAD. And the self-repairing circuits that report themselves to the “communal service agency.” Were we supposed to all be living in communal hives by now?