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Disney Predicted Self-Driving Cars, Intelligent Highways, the Hyperloop (And Maybe, the Jetsons) – in 1958!

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That’s what I do, and these days, I’m often using the story of the Jetsons as an example of past predictions which are quickly coming true. While doing my ongoing research on the Jetsons, I came across a remarkable video that came out of Disney, and featuring Walt Disney himself, that predicated the trends that we would see with cars and highways into the future. It’s called  Magic Highway USA, and it’s pretty remarkable for the accuracy of the predictions. Backup cameras, traffic maps, radar and so much more.

Check out the video from 3:45 seconds …. with the autonomous vehicle, and one which flies! This seems to be the Jetsons before they appeared on TV  in 1962. And from that point, it’s a full self-driving car, with time dedicated to working, watching TV and other activities while the car drives itself. Not just that — rocket transport at 6:55, and the Hyperloop at 7:48.

Kick back, give it a watch!

 

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