Robots-Dreams has an excellent post about AT&T advertisements from 1993 (16 years ago!) in which predictions about the future turned out to be amazingly accurate. Technology is changing our lives at an ever faster rate, and it is easy for us to forget that many things that we take for granted today were not around just a few short years ago.
As a blog that is focused on the future we know how perilous it can be to make predictions, yet AT&T has done surprisingly well. Hindsight is of course 20/20, so as we look back at these AT&T commercials their predictions may seem obvious. But if you put yourselves in the shoes of a person in 1993 you might agree that these predictions were not so obvious after all.