1. Monsanto House of the Future
Collaboratively designed by Monsanto, MIT, and Walt Disney Imagineering, and a Disneyland staple for a decade (1957 to 1967), the House of the Future attempted to show what a home would look like in 1986, and it got some of its prognostications right, such as predicting the advent of the microwave oven. But if the contoured, space-age seating is so comfortable, why is the lady standing up to read a book? And what's that thing in front of her, a levitating ironing board?