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9 Responses to “Monsanto House of Tomorrow: better living through plastics”

  1. Funk Daddy says:

    I can’t stand there all day like a chump waiting for my cabinets to drop! Thank goodness that in the future that is women’s work.

  2. Jonathan Badger says:

    Yeah, yeah. People used to think plastic was cool. Ha! Ha! Now, instead, we are into new stuff like 3D printers — which churn out plastic widgets…

  3. laen says:

    Needs more photos of countless older homes.

  4. sam1148 says:

    Little did they realize the true ‘home of tomorrow’ for the masses is a double wide. 

  5. Paul Souders says:

    Vinyl flooring, plastic dishes, plexiglas windows, plywood…”Even the fabrics on furniture are of man-made fibers.” 

    Jeez imagine the outgassing.

    And after a few years, everything all scratched and brittle and yellowing.

    The past is a foreign country …

    •  Did early adopters in the past think that plastics of the future would magically become more comfortable in the near future, or were they just too entranced by the novelty of it all that they failed to notice how sweaty their asses were getting from sitting on vinyl upholstery while wearing polyester trousers?

  6. Steve Miller says:

    Were the plastics made from genetically-enhanced soybeans?

  7. webstu says:

    “…At least for a few years before these things actually did start to make it into the common household.”

    Some years ago, while heavily involved in streaming media development, and visiting Epcot (innoventions, spaceship earth, etc.) and realizing that all of the big breakthrough technologies for the “future” involved video streaming (or robotics or hydroponic gardening).

    I assume they’ve redesigned innoventions since then.