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How many of the "You Will" predictions have come true?

by Bob Sassone, posted Sep 17th 2009 1:36PM
Remember the early 90s commercials from AT&T that asked various technology questions and then ended with Tom Selleck saying "You Will?" Someone on YouTube has put a montage of the ads and it's interesting that so many of these tech predictions/plans have actually come true.

I don't know how many people open their doors with their voice, but most of the other tech stuff has come true in one way or another.

[via David Pogue]

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Fred

You mean a company that was in a position to see where technology was trending in the next several years got some of it right? Eerie.

September 17 2009 at 9:17 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
RobynM

They're getting close to voice activated doors - I seem to recall MS is working with that sort of thing in prototype smart houses.

September 17 2009 at 6:18 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Horse N. Buggy

Anyone else notice that the lady tucking her baby in from a pay phone is Jenna Elfman?

Also, looks like they missed on that one. Pay phones are almost useless these days. I can't see us ever installing video pay phones.

September 17 2009 at 5:51 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Matt

Yeah, well, the only thing AT&T has "brought me" lately is their POS network, which won't even let me place iPhone calls while sitting next to my office window.

September 17 2009 at 5:26 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
mb

Very Cool!

While it was a bit off with the doors, there are voice activated phones and hand free phones.

September 17 2009 at 3:54 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Jimmy

Did not realize that was Tom Selleck.

Ironically, it was NOT AT&T that brought us a lot of that stuff. Or at least not publicly.

September 17 2009 at 2:03 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Joe

That isn't ironic.

September 19 2009 at 1:31 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
ndc123

Man, they had that GPS just about dead on. Theirs seemed a bit nicer than mine though.

September 17 2009 at 1:59 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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