Cartoons And Technology
The other day while my husband was flipping channels in the television, he stopped it on an old cartoon I used to love as a kid. Maybe you did too. Do you remember “The Jetsons”?
Oh my gosh as we sat there watching it I saw this watch on George’s wrist. Could it be that back then things were already in motion for the cellular watch? Right there in this cartoon he has a watch which he speaks into and on the screen is the person he’s talking too. Now in 2018 there is the Apple Electronic Watch with voice commands, phone calling features, access to social media and more.
This got me wondering what else in cartoons has now become a reality?
The Jetsons started on television back in 1962. The technology then was just an assumed fantasy. Phones looked our computer flat screens, machines to cook and clean for the home. The list goes on.
Taking a look at one of my favorites The Flintstones.
First aired on September 30, 1962 and ended in 1966. When it aired, it was considered an adult T.V show. Only for mature audiences. Fred’s gadgets were always causing a ruckus for Willma.
With the setting being back in the stone age I have one question. How did Fred have access to what looked like a computer?
Crazy keyboard with an actual mouse used for a mouse. What an imagination to create such characters with fascinating gadgets.
I’m sure there are more comparisons to add up with other cartoons, however these are my all time favorites.
I am not an authority on technology nor do I claim to be. This article was written all for fun.
I would love to read your thoughts in the comment section.
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