1. Rosie, the Jetsons’ robot housemaid, exists in real life.
In 2010, Korean scientists created a household robot that’s able to clean up, do laundry, and heat food up in the microwave.
2. Robot teachers also exist in real life.
A few computer-circuited “teachers” have been popping up in elementary schools in South Korea to help teach kids English. They hope to introduce 830 robot teachers nationwide by 2013.
4. Personal flying vehicles? We have those too.
The “Terrafugia” is a flying car envisioned by the Massachusetts aerospace center. Although it exists as a model today, it’s only two years away from hitting the market.
6. Shopping malls are becoming more and more futuristic.
“The Blob” in Eindhoven, Netherlands is a 25-meter high shopping center that looks like it took a page directly from The Jetsons’ “Orbit City” set in 2062. It’s only a matter of time before these futuristic buildings stand in the middle of the sky. That is, when we have our hover cars, of course.
- Former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore is dropping out of the race for the Republican presidential nomination. He got 133 votes in New Hampshire.
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