These four videos were shot –on a giant VHS camcorder, no less– at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in the summer of 1987 for a cable TV show called Nightlife. They are as marvelously outdated as you'd hope. You'll see just how much technology has changed in 30 years.
Personally, I've got my eye on that sweet, sweet Vidphone. I mean, it "actually sends live video through the telephone line."
Other things that happened in 1987: Bud Light's party dog Spuds Mackenzie debuted, Dirty Dancing became a hit movie, and Max Headroom got a TV show.