I wasn't old enough to actually see House of Tomorrow... but I have pored over the pictures and articles surrounding it. From what I can gather it was jam packed with state of the art Jetson's type stuff, giving people an optimistic glimpse of the future. Too bad it wasn't kept up to date.
I haven't been to Innoventions in a long time. For me there is something about the shape of the building that just screams "Bucket'o'chicken". I keep wondering how we went from an amazing architectural feat to the Colonel's best. Just me.
All laughs aside doesn't Innoventions tell the same story in a tradeshow sort of way that our beloved house did years before. I was fortunate enough to attend Infocomm this year... technology has come a long way. They could pack Innoventions full of the latest technology, like a giant rotating kid's science museum. Don't just show us the products... tell us the science behind them and teach the kids how they work. Touchpanels, lasers, you could devote a section to the race for the X-Prize (prize for first commercial flight in space). Solar technology... there is a lot out there. Again I haven't been in a while (1-1 1/2yrs) so I am expecting to get yelled at, but I just think it could, and should, be so much more.