The Jetsons era! Discover the design technologies that are among us

posted on 07/27/2022 14:16


(credit: Playback/Hanna-Barbera Productions)

In 1962, a cartoon proposed to glimpse the futuristic human life 100 years from now, in the year 2062. With the premise diametrically opposed to the famous flintstonesbirth You Jetsons. George, patriarch of the family, starts the animation at the age of 40, which means that the protagonist would be born in the year 2022. Mail compared current technologies with production technologies to analyze whether the Jetsons era has indeed arrived.

With the success of flintstonesa lively family that lived in the stone age, the creators William Hanna and Joseph Barbera ventured to imagine what human life would be like in the future. the Jetsons arrived on the American channel ABC in 1962. At the time, the project only lasted one season, but it was enough to enter the popular imagination and become the archetype of the future. The success made the cartoon go back to production in the 1980s and get a movie in 1990. In Brazil, the work was shown on the open channel SBT and replayed so that several generations of children could imagine life with flying cars, technologies awesome and robots.

It is known that George Jetson, the loving and bumbling family man, is 40 years old in 2062, the year in which the cartoon takes place. This means that the protagonist is born in 2022. Although there is no consensus on the precise date, it is argued that Jane’s husband and father of Judy and Elroy was born between the end of July and the beginning of August. To celebrate the arrival of the Jetsons era, check out the technologies proposed by Hanna and Barbera 60 years ago that are already among us.

Video call


Video call on'The Jetsons' cartoon

Video call on ‘The Jetsons’ cartoon
(photo: Playback/Hanna-Barbera Productions)

Video calls were fundamental for society to continue to function during the pandemic. Organizations used the resource, schools started to teach remotely, and people were able to kill the longing for those who were far away. The technology, incorporated into our social reality in 2022, was futuristic enough to be used by the Jetsons.

flat screen tv


Jetsons flat screen TV

Jetsons flat screen TV
(photo: Playback/Hanna-Barbera Productions)

A common appliance in many homes around the world, the very thin television that we know was not a reality in 1962. The design created by Hanna and Barbera was transmitted in robust tube devices, which had a long life in Brazil and began to disappear at the beginning of the 21st century. It would make sense to imagine that, a century later, the device would be lighter and thinner.

smartwatch


Jetsons smart watch

Jetsons smart watch
(photo: Playback/Hanna-Barbera Productions)

Wristwatches were a hot fashion item in the 1960s. You needed access to the time to live in a synchronized, fast-paced world. The Jetsons wonder, then, if that object could do much more than indicate hours and minutes. The answer came in the 2010s, with smartwatches, or smartwatches, which resemble a wrist cell phone.

robot vacuum cleaner


Jetsons robot vacuum cleaner

Jetsons robot vacuum cleaner
(photo: Playback/Hanna-Barbera Productions)

In some episodes of the cartoon, we can see Jane, matriarch of the family, activate a small robot that, with dexterity, vacuums the house and leaves it free of dust. Today, the small and incessant robots can already be seen roaming around Brazilian homes. Although it is a recent technology, the models have become more accessible.

Flying cars


Jetsons flying car

Jetsons flying car
(photo: Playback/Hanna-Barbera Productions)

One of the biggest clichés when it comes to portraying the future in audiovisual productions, flying cars are the standard vehicle in the world of the Jetsons. In 2022, there are still no vehicles like those in circulation in the sky, but the promise already exists. Eve, Embraer’s urban air mobility company, announced that it will launch the first Brazilian flying cars in 2026. By 2035, the company expects more than 200 flying cars to be available to transport 4.5 million passengers on more than 100 routes annually. .

robots


Rosey the robot cleaning lady

Rosey the robot cleaning lady
(photo: Playback/Hanna-Barbera Productions)

Rosey, the robot cleaning lady, is the soul of the drawing. The production was aimed at children, but it was the parents who dreamed of the helpful battery-powered home secretary. Like flying cars, robots are not yet commonplace, but there are companies fighting to become. Aeolus Robotics has announced a home robot that, coincidentally, closely resembles Rosey’s humanoid shape.

jetpack


Elroy Jetson with jetpack

Elroy Jetson with jetpack
(photo: Playback/Hanna-Barbera Productions)

If design technologies won over functionality, the jetpack won over children due to potential fun. Putting a backpack on his back and flying, just like Elroy, was the consumer dream of the little spectators. Today, technology is real. In 2021, the company JetPack Aviation sold units to military personnel in a Southeast Asian country.


Jetpack created by the company Jetpack Aviation

Jetpack created by the company Jetpack Aviation
(photo: Playback/Jetpack Aviation)

*Intern under the supervision of Nahima Maciel

  • Jetsons smart watch

    Jetsons smart watch
    Photo: Playback/Hanna-Barbera Productions

  • Jetsons flat screen TV

    Jetsons flat screen TV
    Photo: Playback/Hanna-Barbera Productions

  • Rosey the robot cleaning lady

    Rosey the robot cleaning lady
    Photo: Playback/Hanna-Barbera Productions

  • Jetpack created by the company Jetpack Aviation

    Jetpack created by the company Jetpack Aviation
    Photo: Reproduction/Jetpack Aviation

  • Jetsons robot vacuum cleaner

    Jetsons robot vacuum cleaner
    Photo: Playback/Hanna-Barbera Productions

  • Jetsons TV

    Jetsons TV
    Photo: Playback/Hanna-Barbera Productions

  • Video call on 'The Jetsons' cartoon

    Video call on ‘The Jetsons’ cartoon
    Photo: Playback/Hanna-Barbera Productions

  • Jetsons flying car

    Jetsons flying car
    Photo: Playback/Hanna-Barbera Productions

  • Elroy Jetson with jetpack

    Elroy Jetson with jetpack
    Photo: Playback/Hanna-Barbera Productions

  • Credit: Hanna-Barbera/Disclosure - Jetsons Drawing by Hanna-Barbera Studio.

    Credit: Hanna-Barbera/Disclosure – Jetsons Drawing by Hanna-Barbera Studio.
    Photo: Hanna-Barbera/EM/Disclosure/DA Press

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