Thursday, 20 September 2018

Called it! 112 years ago...

quote [ It also perfectly predicted Skype and Facetime. ]

It is amazing how prescient so many writers were...and how wrong they got it when they did.
[SFW] [science & technology] [+5 Original]
[by Bob Denver@5:11amGMT]


cb361 said @ 12:00pm GMT on 20th Sep
A lot of predictions I have read are quite prescient in their inference, if not in their specifics. But they nearly always fail to predict fundamental social changes that occur across time.
robotroadkill said @ 3:14pm GMT on 20th Sep
I find the predictions of increased leisure time as a result of technology-assisted work to be the most naive and somewhat sad.
cb361 said @ 3:31pm GMT on 20th Sep
Yep. We'll have to work extra hard to keep up with the Amazon AIs, or they'll harvest us for raw protein.

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