Fifty years ago, American scientist and author Isaac Asimov published a story in The New York Times that listed his predictions for what the world would be like in 2014.
Asimov wrote more than 500 books in his lifetime, including science fiction novels and nonfiction scientific books, so he was well-versed in thinking about the future.
In his article, called “Visit to the World’s Fair of 2014,” Asimov got a whole bunch of his guesses right — and his other predictions are making us a little envious of his imagined future.
Asimov was one of my favorite authors, although I have to admit to only reading a small slice of the books he wrote. I’m not particularly surprised that his prediction hit rate is high. Most of his misses, like those of so many by scientists, are generally in assuming that we’d all be scientists or technicians by now.
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