What were the Jetsons’ besides the wet dream of acceleration uninterrupted? The year is 2062. From the opening credits, it’s obvious that all the problems of nuclear annihilation, resource scarcity, and overpopulation have been solved through harmonious technological growth. Everyone gets along. Maybe the environment is still a thorn in this society’s side, what with all the buildings raised on poles high into the air, safely above sea levels.
Nevertheless, what defines the world of the Jetsons’ is how fast everything has become. Paterfamilias George Jetson works an hour a day, two days a week, and still manages a comfortable middle class paycheck. He drops his kids, Judy and Elroy, off like a space shuttle jettisoning so much cargo. It takes no time at all. See ya, kids! Jane Jetson heads off to the aptly named ‘Shopping Center’ after swiping Mr. Jestson’s wallet. Really, this all takes seconds. They even have a robot maid (hi, Rosie!) to do their dirty work quickly and efficiently. READ MORE.