Way back in 1993, AT & T predictions formed the future foundation of an ad campaign called You Will . Almost everything as it was shown was done in 25 years.
AT & Ts predictions included ebooks, GPS navigation, video clips on demand and the ability to make and receive phone calls from your watch. And now, think it knows what to expect for the next 25 years …
Of course, the company was not the first to predict any of these things. Wristwatch phone calls, for example, were a poem of SF stories even back in the 1940s, and the idea became popularized in the Dick Tracy comic in 1946. Western Electric even made a working prototype in 1952.
But it's Still fun to see what the company looks like between now and 2043.
AT & T predicted the future. But how did they know that? 25 years ago, AT & T shared its vision for the future in a series of television ads called "You Will". They asked people to imagine a world where you could take a meeting from the beach, talk at a bell, and even get directions from your car. Today, almost everything has come true, and AT & T has gathered AT & T experts and futurists to share their visions for tomorrow.
CNET summarizes the latest AT & T predictions. For example, we already have a wristwatch that can detect heart problems – where can it be next?
Futuristic and technological philosopher Gray Scott predicts that usable clothes would be enough to detect if your heart has stopped and automatically haul a drone to deliver a defibrillator. Abella likewise saw a large network of sensors at home and in your clothes that would continuously monitor your health.
The smart home and robotic assumptions seem to celebrate on the cautious side.
Andre Fuetsch, president of AT & T Labs and Chief Technology Officer for AT & T, talked about the potential of the smart home to change the conditions after leaving your house. Hannah Beachler, a film production designer, took it a step forward and found a scenario where the paintings in the room change according to her personal taste and the temperature changes automatically.
"I have this house where I do not have to talk to," she said. "It only knows." […]
Robots are already home with us in the form of vacuum cleaners and cute mechanical dogs, but Andrew McAfee, MIT researcher, imagines more sophisticated robots that help elderly people with dementia or children with autism.
"One of the big things is that they do not get impatient with humans," he said.
A screen that is still changing painting is for example already in total from 43 inches to 65 inches.
The idea that nobody wants to own a car in 25 years, that we all just have to call an automobile when we need one is also very common. But the video is raising an exciting idea for the future of the film: more views.
Wayne Purboo, Director of Product Management for AT & T Entertainment Group, featured movies shot with cameras everywhere, embedded in hats, glasses and bracelets.  "If I do not like the seat I'm in, I get up and go somewhere else place, "he said. "Imagine doing it in a movie."
There is something that already exists in some sports so viewers can choose camera angles.
Watch the full video of this year's AT & T predictions – with clips from the original – below.