When I was a kid, two of my favorite cartoons were from Hanna-Barbera; The Flintsones and The Jetsons.
I particularly loved The Jetsons.
the Jetsons live in a comical version of the future, with elaborate robotic contraptions, aliens, holograms, and whimsical inventions. The original series comprised 24 episodes and aired on Sunday nights on ABC beginning September 23, 1962, with primetime reruns continuing through September 22, 1963
In the last few weeks, I have been feeling that we are heading into a future that looks quite similar to The Jetsons.
I got a deck last week for an eVOTL company (which is not something we would invest in at USV) and shared it with a few colleagues and said “The Jetsons”.
The Jetson’s family robot Rosie is way better than Alexa but maybe in a decade or so, Alexa will be able to do all that Rosie did for the Jetsons.
George Jetson works for a company that is similar in many ways to SpaceX.
George’s boss is a robot. Maybe we will all be experiencing that too in time.
Anyway, I am going to figure out how to go back and watch all of the 24 original episodes.
I think sci-fi is as good of a crystal ball as we have to see into the future and the writers at Hannah-Barbera did an amazing job of that back in the early 60s.
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