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Television

Hanna-Barbera's "The Jetsons" debuted in 1962.

When people talk about visions of the future, “The Jetsons” is often the go-to reference. The Hanna-Barbera cartoon ran for one season of 24 episodes in 1962 and 1963 as a follow-up to “The Flintstones,” a show about people living in a prehistoric age.

“The Jetsons” was later rebooted for another 51 episodes from 1985 to 1987, as IMDB tells us.

“The Jetsons” depicts a future world where we have talking robot maids, flying cars and bathrooms equipped with automatic toothbrushes. What’s interesting is that the future is neither dystopian nor utopian.

“The Jetsons” is based on the idea that even though humanity has evolved technologically, George Jetson still has to deal with the same family and career troubles that any other sit-com dad had in the ‘60s.

In the world of "The Jetsons," the more things changed, the more they stayed the same.

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