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Happy 50th, Jetsons

Lucky we checked Mental Floss. Otherwise, we wouldn’t have known it was the half-centenary of the Jetsons’ futuristic utopia.

First broadcast in 1962, and set in 2062, the Jetsons – one of the first shows to be broadcast in color – got future-tech a little bit right (reclining massage chairs, supersized TV screens), and a lot wrong (push-button gadgets – Hannah-Barbera weren’t down with touch-screen).

Mental Floss is asking readers which aspects of the Jetsons’ world they’d most like to see come true. Since it might be a several decades since you’ve watched the show, here’s a refresher. Click on your favorite Jetsons invention to take our poll!

 

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