Knowledge Navigator Implications: Apple Further Explores the Future in 1988 with Ray Bradbury and Friends

Posted by Michael Pinto on Oct 24, 2011 in Tech |

Knowlege Navigator Implications: Apple Envisions the Future in 1988

Many of us know about the 1988 video by Apple called Knowledge Navigator — well here’s the follow up video! This nice snapshot of history includes interviews clips from Alvin Toffler, Ray Bradbury, Steve Wozniak and Alan Kay (who really envisioned the iPad in the 60s):

It’s nice to science fiction great Ray Bradbury get some speaking time — when was the last time a computer company dared to do that?

Knowlege Navigator Implications: Apple Envisions the Future in 1988

This reminds me so much of the iPad 2 down to the video camera:

Knowlege Navigator Implications: Apple Envisions the Future in 1988

And look we’re surfing on the web on an iMac:

Knowlege Navigator Implications: Apple Envisions the Future in 1988

The slight irony of this video is that while they were showing off what the web would look like in the future, in just a few years in 1991 the first web server would be up and running on a NeXT computer:

Knowlege Navigator Implications: Apple Envisions the Future in 1988

And for reference here’s the original video:

My thanks to Michael Markman!

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