I was born in 1954. Walt Disney opened Tomorrowland, part of Disneyland, on July 18th, 1955. I wasn't aware of it at the time, of course. But, by the age of 8, I would have totally believed we would have the world it showed. Alas, I never got to visit the original Tomorrowland. I was in my 30's when I first visited Disneyland. Once was enough, actually.
Of course we would have vacations on the Moon!
Below, see the House of the Future.
What "housewife," as they were called then, wouldn't have wanted Rosie the Robot Maid?
In 1965, another robot came to television, in the series "Lost in Space." And the alarm, "Danger, Will Robinson, Danger!" with wildly waving arms entered our culture, becoming a meme, altho we didn't use the word, then.
Compare and contrast Judy Robinson's "Lost in Space" costume with the original costume of "Seven of Nine," introduced in 1997 on "Star Trek: Voyager."
Speaking of "Star Trek".... The original series debuted in 1966. It lasted a short 3 years, with so-so ratings, developed a cult following, and ended up spawning 5 more television series over the years and 11 movies.
I adored the show. Mankind has learned to live in peace on a united Earth. The show never explains how this happens, since, really, given the history of humanity, the prospect seems dubious. Best leave it as a fait accompli, a done deal. Leave it to the imagination.
So, a time for everything. Time to bring this back to art, somehow. To the left, see Salvador Dali's famous work "The Persistence of Memory," painted in 1931. I always assumed it was a monumental painting. When I saw it in person, I discovered it is actually only 9.5 x 13 inches. What does it mean? Beats me. And never trust a Surrealist to give you the right answer.