Just came upon some of these commercials from ’93-94 – I barely remember them. Amazing to see how much of this became true (and how some of it didn’t – at least in the exact ways the commercials are phrased). Remember that the Mosaic web browser came out in early 1993, the Netscape browser a year or so later, and then Microsoft Explorer (remember that?) started taking over.
And that’s just browsers. Internet speed was an issue in the ’90s – I was nearly the first person in my neighborhood to get a high-speed cable modem in my house in 2001. GPS-in-my-car didn’t happen till 2006.