George Jetson Will Be Born in 2022 and Other Predictions from The Jetsons | #SciFiSunday
Really fun piece from Den of Geek that looks back at how The Jetsons forecasted its fictionalized future, and notes that some of those details have already taken shape in the real world.
In the days when everyone had black-and-white TV sets, the Hanna-Barbera-produced The Jetsons was ABC’s first colorized program. It ran on Sunday nights. In the episode “Test Pilot,” which aired on Dec. 30, 1962, a physician named Dr. Lunar tells George to expect to “live to be 150,” which should give him another “110 good years.” The joke is an incidental one, remarking on the then-expected expanded life expectancy, but it concludes that the character is 40 years old when The Jetsons debuted. Now, if you carry the one and take out the commercial interruptions, the calculations find George Joseph Jetson was born on July 31 or August 1, 2022.
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