Why Jane Jetson Had The Future Figured Out

When we think of the future, the first thing we think of is flying cars.

Flying cars are the future. We can all agree on that.

After flying cars come hoverboards, self-lacing high tops, and crazy View-Master sunglasses…for some reason.

View-Master: by GoogleGlasses

When I think of what the future should look like by now, I am thinking on a much bigger scale, though. View-Master sunglasses aren’t cutting it for me at this point.  I have bigger concerns.

Such as: where is my self-folding washer/dryer machine? Where is my instant-food-rehydrator? How about some Star Trek tricorder so I could diagnose my kids with precision and accuracy, without having to spend an hour driving to the doctor’s office, an hour in the waiting room, half an hour in another waiting room, a nurse to take diagnostics, then the doctor finally coming in and saying, “Yep. It looks like he is allergic to mosquito bites.” (It looked like the plague…seriously.)

What I am saying is that this is the future. Right now. Not only do we not have flying cars or hoverboards, but there are some key, day-to-day, “this-is-the-future” things missing.

And there are some things missing in my life. Things I was promised on The Jetsons, by Jane Jetson herself. Man, I watched that show and saw the future! That’s where we were headed, my friends. Flying cars were part of the package of the future.

As well as. . . 

1. Jane Jetson’s Morning Face:

This woman knew how to Skype at 7 a.m. on Monday morning.

2. Rosie

If you don’t think you need a sarcastic, dry-humored robot in your house commenting on your children and parenting constantly, you just don’t know what fun is.

3. Magic Menu Jukebox

I don’t know what she is doing with that apron, exactly, but her button-pushing finger sure is hard at work.

4. In-House Mani-Pedi with Proto-Roomba

From the fuzzy slippers to the nail salon to watching TV in the middle of the day to the cupcake–hamburger–milkshake trio coupled with that 14-inch waist she's got going on, everything about this picture is a lie.

5. Doctor Visits:

See, that’s what I’m talkin’ about!

So there you have it, folks.

Jane Jetson’s vision of the future.

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