Isaac Asimovs Predictions For 2014 Were Correct
Man, this guy totally nailed what 2014 would be like … and he did it 50 years ago!
Nostra-dumbass has nothing on this guy! Back in the early 60’s, science fiction and non-fiction science author Isaac Asimov wrote an article in the New York Times envisioning what sort of things we’d see in the year 2014.
He was pretty much right on about things. For instance, he wrote:
*By 2014, electroluminescent panels will be in common use. (Those would be flat screen tvs, retail signs, light strips, etc…)
*Gadgetry will continue to relieve mankind of tedious jobs. Yep, we’ve done … and are doing … that.
*Communications will become sight-sound and you will see as well as hear the person you telephone. Skype and many other similar programs and apps have made this almost common place.
*The screen can be used not only to see the people you call but also for studying documents and photographs and reading passages from books. With todays computers, smart phones and tablets, this kind of stuff is eeeeeeeeeeeeeeasy!
He got close on a several other things including “man becoming a race of machine tenders“, (That we are!) “walls that glow with soft colors that can be changed by pushing a button” (Track and mood LED lighting.), robots performing tasks for humans (They’re everywhere!) and appliances and gadgets that run on batteries and never need to be “plugged in”. (The list of those would fill pages!)
He got one wrong though. The one where we were supposed to become a “society of enforced leisure,” wherein “the most glorious single word in the vocabulary will have become work!”
Really Isaac? Of all the things you called correctly, you had to get THAT one wrong??