This is What People in 1989 Imagined How Home Technology Would Be Like in 2020

It’s always been intriguing to see how people of the past thought how the future will be. Some people got eerily close to the way that things going to be in the future, while others were hilariously far from what happened.

I’ve got an entertaining video here for you to watch that aired on the BBC in 1989 it is called Tomorrow’s World 2020, and it features people talking and showing us what home technology would be like by 2020.

What are the biggest changes to our homes going to be by the year 2020? Will the house of the future be environmentally friendly? What new materials might they be manufactured from, and what new technology will we be living with?

Tomorrow’s World’s Judith Hann and Howard Stableford enlist the help of futurist Christine MacNulty and glass technology specialist David Button to predict how we might be living in 30 years time, and make a mock-up house in the studio.

There are things they actually get right, there are also some items that are sure to make you giggle. One thing they certainly couldn’t foresee was that the style of furniture would change.



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