Remember how the future used to be? You know, jet packs, flying cars and robot butlers? Those were weren’t the days.

Via Curbed, here’s a few clips from “The 21st Century,” a 1967 CBS News series hosted by Walter Cronkite on what “the home of 2001” might look like.

Among the predictions: 3D television screens with full colour; pre-programmed meals; and plates, cups and cutlery that wouldn’t need to go through a dishwasher because “the used plates would be melted down” and “moulded into clean plates” for the next meal.

As for the home office – “where a man might spend most time” – computerized communications consoles that beam news in from around the world via satellite (like the internet). Also, many computer monitors at one desk.

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