When I think back to growing up in the 1960’s, many of the things we see today are really not that much of a surprise.
Thanks to Star Trek, ubiquitous computers, communicators (smartphones), and tricorders (tablets) were actually fairly predictable.
James Bond and Mission Impossible taught us to expect someone to listen in on phone calls – after all, Barney from the Impossible Mission Force always knew which wire to connect (or in the case of a bomb, which one to cut.)
It might have been a little bit of a stretch, but of all the “British Invasion” rock and roll groups, the Rolling Stones would be the ones to still be around.
On the other hand, I never would have expected that one day there would be theme songs and jingles for lawyers’ television commercials.