Once the future looked like this...
And this is what Walt had to say about it;
"Tomorrow can be a wonderful age. Our scientists today are opening the doors of the Space age to achievements that will benefit our children and generations to come. The Tomorrowland attractions have been designed to give you an opportunity to participate in adventures that are a living blueprint of our future."
As blueprints of the future go you have to hand it to old Walt for at least getting one thing spot on; Due to budget cuts not all of the planned attraction actually opened on time or even at all !
Still, you won’t find a more old fashioned, classic looking and lovable spaceman design than this... which goes some way towards excusing WD for the Mouse, the Duck, The Dog and whatever the hell Goofy is supposed to be.