Recapping ‘The Jetsons’: Episode 04 – The Coming of Astro

Man's best friend has been fending off the the threat of a robot replacement for decades, not just on television

People in a space colony of the future

A New Great Depression and Ladies on the Moon: 1970s Middle School Kids Look to the Year 2000

The ideal future according to a ten-year-old: shorter school days, lower taxes, and lots and lots of robots


Recapping ‘The Jetsons’: Episode 03 – The Space Car

The Jetsons didn't invent the flying car, but it sure did a lot to cement the idea of the airborne automobile into the American imagination


Predictions From The Father of Science Fiction

Hugo Gernsback's predictions give us a look at the most radical of technological utopianism from the 1920s


Recapping “The Jetsons”: Episode 02 – A Date With Jet Screamer

The Jetson family's descent into sex, drugs and rock & roll


Recapping “The Jetsons”: Episode 01 – Rosey the Robot

Meet George Jetson! The first installment of our 24-part series on the show that would forever change how we view the future

The Jetsons title slate from 1962

50 Years of the Jetsons: Why The Show Still Matters

Although it was on the air for only one season, The Jetsons remains our most popular point of reference when discussing the future.


September Offerings on the Smithsonian Channel

The Institution's award-winning channel offers up a month of premium programs, featuring the Hope Diamond, Titanoboa, and a rainforest exploration

The farmer of the year 2031 works at his large flat-panel television (1931)

1931′s Remote-Controlled Farm of the Future

The farmer of tomorrow wears a suit to work and sits at a desk that looks oddly familiar to those of us here in the year 2012

Bill Gates

1987 Predictions From Bill Gates: “Siri, Show Me Da Vinci Stuff”

The co-founder of Microsoft worried that, in the information age, people would prefer synthesized reality


Surgery, Security and Sales: The Future of Closed-Circuit Television

Just as people were experimenting with the uses of broadcast TV in the 1930s, so too were they envisioning ways to utilize closed-circuit TV in the 1950s

A professor of the future gives a lecture via television (1935)

Predictions for Educational TV in the 1930s

Before it became known as the "idiot box," television was seen as the best hope for bringing enlightenment to the American people

Four-person helicopter of the future (1944)

Big Things Ahead… But Keep Your Shirt On

Americans in the 1940s had wondrous expectations about the post-war world. Meet one author who advised them to curb their enthusiasm

Matt Groening, creator of the Simpsons, was going to name the main character Matt, but didn't think it would go over well in a pitch meeting, so he changed the name to Bart.

Matt Groening Reveals the Location of the Real Springfield

Twenty-five years after The Simpsons made their TV debut, the show's creator talks about Homer's odyssey—and his own

The model of Titanoboa will be on view at the Natural History museum starting tomorrow.

Titanoboa, the 48-Foot Monster Snake, Slithers Into the Natural History Museum

See the giant prehistoric snake everyone's been talking about at the Natural History Museum, starting Friday, March 30 through January 6, 2013

A replica model of the 45-foot-long snake thought to be of Anaconda descent

Snake Found in Grand Central Station!

Sculptor Kevin Hockley unveils his fearsome replica of Titanoboa

A History Lesson is Passed Down to Another Generation

The real prize for Black History Month essay contest Kaleb Harris was meeting Joseph McNeil, one of the leaders of the 1960 Greensboro sit-in

The Samsung Smart TV

How Smart Does a TV Need to Be?

Sure, they're big and they're flat. But TVs still aren't that bright. This, however, could be the year they start acting more like smart phones

Jetpack pilot at Super Bowl I in 1967

The Super Bowl’s Love Affair With Jetpacks

Thankfully, this Super Bowl spectacle never had a wardrobe malfunction

The Martin Agency has created the jingles for, "Peggy," the worthless customer service agent for Discover Card and the caveman, shown here, for Geico.

What Makes an Ad Successful?

With over 30 years of experience in the industry, John Adams shares what it takes to make a great Super Bowl advertisement

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