Driverless Cars and Eating Dogs: Predictions for Year 2000 from 1980

What do you imagine will be the biggest challenges that the world will face in 20 years? Energy or food scarcity? Overpopulation? What about our biggest triumphs? Cures for cancer and extended lifespans? Smarter humans? Well, these would all sound similar to the people of 1980 when they looked 20 years into the future… » 11/06/14 4:34pm 11/06/14 4:34pm

Automotive Predictions For 2014 Based On Data Real Analysts Use

GM could buy Tesla in 2014! Can you believe it? It's totally, probably gonna happen, because Yra Harris, an analyst, said so. And, contrary to the first syllable of his job, he's not speaking ex recto here. He's basing it on all kinds of data, like the existence of Tesla and GM, and the use of money to buy things. » 12/27/13 3:00pm 12/27/13 3:00pm

Sometimes Yesterday's Today is Eerily Accurate

It's always fun to look back at publications which predict what the future will be like - especially if that future is already the past. Most of the enjoyment comes from seeing just how far we haven't progressed. In the case of this 1979 book, The Usborne Book of the Future - A trip in time to the year 2000 and beyond » 2/04/08 11:45am 2/04/08 11:45am