AT&T Predicted The Future In These 1993 Ads — And Another Thing Is About To Come True (T)

Jay Yarow

In 1993, AT&T released a series of commercials grouped by the theme "you will."

They were all about things people would be doing in the future.

Unlike most futuristic concepts, these turned out to be surprisingly accurate. True, there are no far-out ideas like flying cars, but there is plenty of great stuff that was mind-blowing in 1993.

Today, most of this stuff is commonplace.

We were reminded of these ads on Twitter by Conor Sen. Revisiting the ads, we saw yet another prediction that's about to come true thanks to smartwatches getting popular. 

This is a good reminder of how far we have come in a very short period of time.

"Have you ever borrowed a book from thousands of miles away?" asks AT&T ...

In 2007, the answer became yes. Amazon introduced the Kindle, allowing people to easily download books. Amazon has a Kindle lending library that lets users share certain books. You can also download books to rent from your local library.

"Cross the country without stopping for directions," says AT&T.

This is about as commonplace as it gets. In 1993, navigation systems were being tested in cars. They became the norm in the 2000s, and now every smartphone has turn-by-turn directions.

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