May 31, 2011

"What the wife selects on her console will be paid for by the husband at his counterpart console."

Visionary film about the future of computers in the household from 1966:

Posted by Vanderleun at May 31, 2011 6:51 PM
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What was that about "communal service agency"?

Posted by: David McKinnis at May 31, 2011 8:01 PM

They left out the wife finding prospective lovers on facebook, the husband jacking off with online porn and the kids launching cyberbullying attacks on an unsuspecting schoolmate. Where was Net Neutrality, Wikileaks and Google's role in the ousting of an Egyptian president? haha. Who am I kidding. They'd never have believed it back then anyway.

Posted by: RedCarolina at June 1, 2011 6:24 AM

In 1975 John Brunner wrote "Shockwave Rider". He described the modern net with great prescience. He introduced the terms "virus", "worm" and "trojan".

Posted by: Roy Lofquist at June 1, 2011 1:47 PM