We've recently heard much about the future of the automobile, from how vehicles will soonto how we might find ourselves getting around in .
Amid all this blue-sky thinking, it's instructive to look back at what the last generation of automotive futurists thought we'd be doing by now. This clip from a 1958 Disneyland TV video entitled "Magic Highway U.S.A." gives us a quaintly Jetsonian perspective of what future commuting would be like. While the preprogrammed route and "scanning map" have been realized, we are, alas, still some way off from in-car teleconferencing, in-garage car washes, and segmenting carriages.
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