In 1967 the Philco-Ford Corporation made an industrial film titled "1999 A.D." which predicted that fingertip shopping will be one of the homemaker's many conveniences…and an electric correspondence machine will allow for instant written communication between individuals anywhere in the world.
But back in the sixties, many saw themselves surviving into the next century. I was born in 1958, and I can remember looking at my father and realizing that when I was his age, it would be 2000. Profound stuff for a kid to ponder, to be sure.
And was fine since the husband could follow the wife's spending… that guy who cringes when he pays his wife's bill electronically is actually future game show host Wink Martindale.
If only they'd also been right about flying cars and robot maids.