Ah, the future, something everyone daydreams about what it may hold at one point or another, but AT&T actually created a video in 1961 showing everyone the technology they envisioned would exist today. Continue reading to check out some of the strange gadgets, including a phone-like device that thankfully did not take the place of mobile handsets.

Devices such as the Call Director, “fingertip access to information, ideas and decisions” were considered very advanced pieces of communication hardware. Today, we’d scoff at such a fancy “hold button” taking up so much desk space.

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