Jetpacks, Androids, and the Future That Never Came

Dude, where's my flying car?! We look at 11 venerated visions of future technology that totally missed the mark.

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Monsanto House of the Future

Collaboratively designed by Monsanto, MIT, and Walt Disney Imagineering, and a Disneyland staple for a decade (1957 to 1967), the House of the Future attempted to show what a home would look like in 1986--and it got some of its prognostications right, such as predicting the advent of the microwave oven. But if the contoured, space-age seating is so comfortable, why is the lady standing up to read a book? And what's that thing in front of her--a levitating ironing board?

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