Back To The Future

How many of you out there have ever seen or read predictions of the future? I'm not talking about Nostradamus' predictions but those put forward by futurists, scientists, sociologists, automobile and aviation enthusiasts, and every day people? Have you ever looked back to see whether any of those predictions actually came to fruition?

You could use the 'net to track down predictions made over the years, but how much time would you want to spend doing that?

Now you don't have to.

For a trip 'back to the future' check out Paleo-Future, a blog that lets us Look Into The Future That Never Was.

You can browse by decade or by topic. Predictions run all the way back to the 1890's and cover all kinds of topics from technology, transportation, medicine, communications, and homes of the future.

Some of the links are to things I remember, including the CBS series 21st Century hosted by Walter Cronkite and Mike Wallace, which aired from 1957 to 1970. I remember watching the show from the mid 1960's until the program ended in 1970.

If you'd like to see what people in the past thought the year 2000 would be like, check out Paleo-Future.

(H/T Laser Focus World magazine)

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