How many of you are old enough to remember the TV show “The Jetsons”?
It was a cartoon that premiered in 1962 based on a futuristic family that lived in the 21st century. Now that we have actually reached that point in time, I would like to share with you a few things I learned from listening to a podcast on the subject recently.
A great marketing show that I like to listened to is Terry O’Reilly’s “Under the Influence” on CBC radio. You can check it out here:
One of the past episodes talked about brands that have come out since the start of the 21st century and compared them to what the old TV show “The Jetsons” envisioned our lives to be like now.
Here are some of the innovations the writers of the show predicted we would have back in 1962:
- Flatscreen 3D TV (many people have these now)
- Video newspapers (iPads and smart phones)
- Video chatting (Skype and others)
- A robot vacuum cleaner (iRobot Roomba)
- A tanning bed (these came out before 1970)
- A moving sidewalk (in many airport terminals)
Nowadays, most of these products are taken for granted, but back in 1962 (just 55 years ago), they were things that people only dreamed about.
Some of the things, like flying cars, we are still waiting for, but it is uncanny how many of the futuristic items we already have.
The Future is Closer than you Think
This got me to thinking about just how much people are capable of. In a mere 55 years, so many items that seemed far-fetched have come to be common place.
This is why it is important to keep track of your ideas. Any time you think “Wouldn’t it be great if…”, write that idea down.
If upon researching them you find “There’s an app for that”, it means someone else beat you to it!
But don’t despair if this happens, it just means your ideas are on track and one of your other ones may still be waiting to become real.
Are you an Idea Person?
Everything that is today began as someone’s idea. Why not put more faith in your own ideas and see what you can make happen in the future.
Not all ideas have to be about physical products either. You just may have a great idea about a new way to get an existing item into the hands of those that need it.
Many of today’s best known businesses started out in just that way:
Just as the above businesses started out as a new way to get existing items out to consumers, your idea could develop and become as well known as them in the future.
One way to get your ideas out to others is to blog about them. You may not have the expertise required to get your ideas to market, but letting others who may be able to do that read about them, could get you started.
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