I was at a thrift store when I was drawn to this by the anime style, I forget the name, I think it was techno cops.
I did not attempt to look up the date on the video, my guess by the animation stye this is from the 80s, and I cannot help but sit here and think that 20+ years ago the people behind this thought that 2001 was a plausible date for robots to be used in the police force.
It actually is quite amusing to look at some of the future predictions found in old media, even more amusing to realize how many of these predictions actually exist now. A lot of elements from old sci-fi media exists now...talking to someone on a screen, I mean, we have that so readily available to us... hell at one point automatic doors where sci-fi...
... I am still waiting for cops to have robots though.
Finding this video made me laugh and then it made me think, so I decided to share.