Are we there yet? Disney's highway system predictions from 50 years ago

"Magic Highway USA" is a Disney cartoon that aired back in 1958 and showed the kind of good ol' fashioned future that was all the rage back then. What did people have to look forward to? Color-coded and air conditioned highways, roads that are built instantly by lumbering vehicles, and — something we're not so far from anymore — self-driving cars.

There are even some familiar technologies in there, such as rear-view video cameras and "pleasure vehicles," which are basically RVs. And, of course, some wildly impractical predictions, such as cylindrical towers ringed by one solid elevator that is supposed to quickly serve hundreds of offices and carports. Check it out in its entirety in the video above.

Via Boing Boing