Samsung's Ads From the 80s Got a Few Things Wrong

Back in 1988, Samsung decided that a little future gazing could help it sell its products. Looking back, though, it got a few things wrong.

Samsung lauded steak as the health food of 2010, and claimed its microwave would be the ideal device for health freaks to cook it in. Wishful winking which, sadly, hasn't come true on either count.


Elsewhere, Samsung suggested that trash TV pioneer Morton Downey, Jr. would become president in 2008—he died of lung cancer in 2001—and tried to sell consumers a TV on which to watch his speeches, as well as predicting that a robot-presented Wheel of Fortune would be world's longest running game show in 2012. We're still waiting for robot TV presenters. [Smithsonian]

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