This is a bit of retro picked up from Instapundit but which has a lot more resonance here. It is the latest idea in telecommunications, at least it was in 1969, to wire every house and connect them through cable. This is the text that goes with the video:
“Supposing that every house were linked to the communication network via a wideband coaxial cable,” asks a forward-thinking member of the Post Office Research Station in Dollis Hill, London at the beginning of this 1969 short film titled, “Telecommunication Services for the 1990s.”
Made in 1969 at the Post Office Research Station, Dollis Hill, this eight minute film attempts to predict what the future of communications may be like.
We are governed by idiots who think they are forward looking geniuses but are repeating the same vision that might have been fresh in 1969 but is today beyond stale. And they are expensive to keep as well, but whose fault is it but our own for putting these people into office?