Is that an iPhone? Is that a smartphone with a camera? In 1970?

Is that an iPhone? Is that a smartphone with a camera? In 1970?

Edwin H. Land in "The Long Walk" (1970; directed by Bill Warriner for Polaroid Corporation)

Christopher Bonanos: Shot for Polaroid's 1970 shareholders' meeting, this film shows founder and CEO Edwin Land giving a tour (by helicopter) of the company's offices and factories in Massachusetts. After landing at the new factory under construction in Norwood, Land walks through the empty building, discussing the company's history and how it has led to the forthcoming camera system later known as SX-70.

Watch for the segment, beginning around the 10:40 mark, in which Land describes his vision of the future of photography.

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