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My Favorite Vintage Tech Video

For years this has been one of my favorite videos on the Webs. CERTAINLY my favorite vintage vid. It’s a classic “World of Tomorrow” type scenario where women and robots are equally negatively stereotyped. In fact, if I were a robot watching this I would run my offended protocols. The other hilarious thing about it is how everything the RO-bit (as they pronounce it) does to service his human master looks DEADLY.

One thing you can’t argue, though is how accurate its depiction of the future was. Yessiree, I sure am glad we all have a huggably sterile bipedal ice-box with fire-hands, vacuum-feet and monotone charm dangerously butlering in our homes.

Thanks should be beamed directly onto the Prelinger Archives for making gems like this Public Domain.

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  1. Johnny Oz says:

    hehe. the somewhat subliminal faded walking robots overlayed on the video later on were somewhat scary.

  2. MtL says:

    That is quite a site.

  3. RandomKansas says:

    I love how she says “Answer the door” then realizes she didn’t spring for the voice command and has to push a button.

  4. Blaine says:

    If the ro-bit goes to 12, will it’s mono-syllabic speech processors explode?

  5. dillon says:

    hey im new this site, chris next time u r aots say hey to dillon in SC

  6. Blaine says:

    If the ro-bit goes to 12, does he DESTROY-DESTROY!!!!

  7. Blaine says:

    If that robit goes to twelve, does he Kill all Hu-mans?

  8. Roberto says:

    Very good. Thank you Mr Chris. Saw you on AOTS. You were very good with Miss Alison.


  9. TonyWasRight says:

    I wonder if you can get freaky with that thing ;D.

  10. jahmaicherry says:

    Classic. Thanks for sharing that gem.

  11. kerry says:

    my robit goes to 15!

  12. AllXboxGames says:

    The house of the future!

  13. Jaime says:

    The way they says ‘robot’ cracks me up.

  14. Cody says:

    Pronouncing it roh-bit always reminds me of Zoidberg.

  15. nico says:

    my grandfather to this day still pronounces it “roh-bit.” I never knew why until I saw this.

  16. Stevie says:

    I thought it was curtains for that dog… seriously.