What’s a computer? (As explained by children back in the 80s)

Back in 1991, at the tender age of 11, I wrote about the future. I can’t remember what inspired it, but I wrote a list of things that would exist in the future. Some of my predictions were GENIUS (spare body parts) and others were, in retrospect, a little unambitious (like cereal that never went soggy). What I love most about my modest little list is how my tiny mind tried to explain how such grand inventions would actually work (cereal to be coated in cereal flavored chocolate to prevent the milk getting through).

When I found this video this morning it reminded me of being a kid and thinking of the future, which funnily enough is my present’s past (WHOA).

What stuff did you think would exist in the future when you were a kid?