Wednesday, January 11, 2012

TOM SELLECK IS NOSTRADAMUS (THE GOOD VERSION)

The time, 1993. AT&T sets out to prove it’s not just a phone company with a fancier name than its folksy ancestor Bell Atlantic. They wanted to give us a glimpse of the AT&T telecommunication future. Good reasons why we will be more than willing to shell out more for our phone bills. The idea? An ad campaign appropriately titled “You Will”. The spots were directed by David Fincher (Zodiac and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) and narrated by Tom Selleck. The incredible part is these commercials are from 1993. Before Al Gore creates the internet and Steve Jobs designs his i-stuff. It’s crazy freaky how many predictions actually came true. And it's not just the big stuff. They also nailed the little, convenient day-to-day technologies. Unfortunately, even though AT&T gets the blue ribbon for predicting, they kinda fell short in the producing category. As you will see, they were not "the company that will bring it to you" in most cases.








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14 comments:

  1. Impressive. I actually really got into this post, watched every vid.. this isn't stuff I'll have remembered, heh.

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  2. That big furry 'stash always freaked me out a wee bit. It's sooooo porno.

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  3. Had heard of the company but not the infamous ads....

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  4. This was freaky. In a freaky way. All hail Tom Selleck!

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  5. Tom Selleck is the man. He was on Craig Ferguson last week, and he still looks glorious. He was telling stories about killing moles and beavers on his ranch.

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  6. Very futuristic and now it's all true! Cool.

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  7. That is kind of scary actually. I feel so incredibly guilty I'd never heard of this guy before until now, you have no idea.

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  8. damn...i feel SO OLD now because i remember every single one of them. vividly!

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  9. Holy crap, I remember those! Once they began, I even remembered the words.
    I watch way too much TV...

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  10. anything with Tom in is cool...but where were the mobile phones in their vision of the future

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  11. I'm left with the theme from Magnum P.I. bouncing around in my head....

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  12. How do you even find this shit?

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  13. David Fincher....the man the myth the legendm strikes again!

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