Discussion Prompt #7 – Telefuture

27 Oct

Telefuture – news report from 1980 envisions the future of TV.

This 1980 news report explores the predicted world of future television, particularly in terms of information services technologies — with a concentration on Teletext and Viewdata systems. This is particularly fascinating given that now, in 2010, “convergence” of Internet services back to the television is the latest trend.  From the Vortex Video Archive.


  • What is true for today? How many of these predictions do we see today?
  • In what ways has technology taken a different path?
  • What is funniest in this report?
  • If you made a TV show about what to expect from media technology of the future, what would you say?


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Posted by on October 27, 2010 in Discussion prompts


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