“We’re all set for auto control:” GM’s jet-age vision of the future

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The problem with attempting to predict the future is this: Chances are almost certain that the reality will never match the rose-tinted vision of progress. In this 1956 Motorama short, filmed in VistaVision for widescreen viewing and featuring the Firebird II gas-turbine concept car, General Motors pictured a 1956 family imagining what life would be like two decades in the future. Surely problems like traffic congestion would be solved by then, even if flying cars were still the stuff of science fiction.

Source: Hemmings Daily

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