The Jetsons is an animated sitcom that was produced by Hanna-Barbera and originally aired in prime-time on ABC from 1962 to 1963. The show was set in the future, specifically the year 2062, and depicted a world in which people lived in houses that could fly and had robots to do their chores. The show also featured futuristic technology such as video conferencing, flying cars, and robots that could perform a variety of tasks.
One of the most notable ways in which The Jetsons predicted the future is through its depiction of technology. The show featured many technologies that have now become a part of everyday life, such as video conferencing, which is something that has become increasingly important in the age of COVID-19 and the proliferation of remote work and online classes.
Another technology that was depicted on the show and is now a part of our everyday lives is artificial intelligence (AI). In The Jetsons, AI was depicted in the form of robots that were able to perform a variety of tasks, from cooking and cleaning to providing companionship. Today, AI is used in a wide range of applications, from virtual assistants such as Apple’s Siri and Amazon’s Alexa, to self-driving cars and predictive algorithms used in healthcare and finance.
Although many other aspects of the show’s portrayal of the future have not come to pass. For example, flying cars and houses have yet to become a reality, and many of the technologies depicted on the show are still in the realm of science fiction.
We may never be kids again but we all know that The Jetsons was able to accurately predict some of the ways in which technology would shape our lives in the future. While some aspects of the show’s depiction of the future have yet to come to pass, it is clear that the show was ahead of its time in its portrayal of technology and its potential to revolutionize the way we live and work.