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‘The Jetsons’ Nailed It With These 7 Technology Predictions

"The Jetsons" creators were better than the Magic 8-ball at predicting future inventions!

When “The Jetsons” premiered back in 1962, many of the futuristic technologies they used seemed inconceivable in reality.

Fast forward to today, and it turns out a lot of the gadgets seen on “The Jetsons” are, in fact, a reality today. The Jetsons really were ahead of their time.

Read on for seven ways that the iconic cartoon predicted the future.

1. Videophones

When a character on the “The Jetsons” made a phone call, an image of the person they were talking to popped up on a television screen.

No one could have imagined that apps like Skype and FaceTime, which allow us to chat face to face over the phone, would be as commonplace as they are today.

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2. Robotic Assistance

Who could forget Rosie, the Jetsons’ stern but lovable robot maid? While you may still pine for a walking, talking robot to do your dishes, we’re not far off.

Take the Roomba, for example, a robotic vacuum that sucks up dirt without you lifting a finger.

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We’re not quite to Rosie’s (depicted here in an Instagram illustration from @julianvanboresart) level, yet. But we’re getting there!