Just as one of my recent posts demonstrated the impressive prescience of some individuals from the recent past, so have I just come across equally compelling proof of our failure to rise to the challenge and optimism of previous generations. The following is a Disney forecasting from 50 years ago, a long time when you realize all the wondrous things that were accomplished between 1908 and 1958…

This 1958 piece (brilliantly animated) sets a marker that we are still far short of hitting. What have we lost in the past decades that we no longer seem as ambitious and capable as our fathers and mothers? We are capable of developing all sorts of IP that focuses on individual consumption and gimmickry, but have little capacity it seems for social change on the grand sort of scale imagined by these people:

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6pUMlPBMQA]

with thanks to B.Daul for the link

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