Once Visionary, Disney Calls Future a Thing of the Past

When Disney redesigned Tomorrowland back in 1995, they looked for inspiration at future past with overblown Jetsons imagery and chrome, big neon and old-fashioned Buck Rogers rockets:

The future is growing old all over Disney’s magic kingdom. From the film lot to the Epcot theme park to the real-life town that the company calls Celebration, Disney has largely given up on imagining a new future. […] The shift is profound for a company whose founder was one of postwar America’s great popularizers of technology. And it is a reflection of the ennui that many Americans, at century’s end, feel about the chips and bits in which they are immersed.