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One thought that occurs to me is that men will continue to withdraw from nature in order to create an environment that will suit them better. By 2014, electroluminescent panels will be in common use. Ceilings and walls will glow softly, and in a variety of colors that will change at the touch of a push button.
Windows need be no more than an archaic touch, and even when present will be polarized to block out the harsh sunlight. The degree of opacity of the glass may even be made to alter automatically in accordance with the intensity of the light falling upon it.
There is an underground house at the fair which is a sign of the future. if its windows are not polarized, they can nevertheless alter the "scenery" by changes in lighting. Suburban houses underground, with easily controlled temperature, free from the vicissitudes of weather, with air cleaned and light controlled, should be fairly common.
reply to post by D.Wolf
Cool interview. Thanks for the link !
Scary that both of his visions of the future have a smaller population ratio. Great Mind !!
reply to post by SonoftheSun
That is awesome. Thanks for sharing. So, some predictions do come true.
I'm still waiting for the flying cars though, but alas I don't think that will happen in my lifetime (My own little prediction haha.)
reply to post by SonoftheSun
As odd as it may seem, I've noticed a fair amount of indication that
there are some people in this world who are some how privy to infor-
mation about the future. By what ever vehicle the info comes to them
is of course unclear. But I don't believe that it is all clairvoyance or
even visionary for even a minute.
I'll never forget a very good friend of mine in 1980, as we sat
around a campfire in Yosemite national park. Six or seven of
us, my friend was telling me about a radio show he was listening
to, weren't making predictions. But instead, were saying straight
out. That around twenty twelve, people would have phones on their
wrist like Dick Tracy and that the televisions would be like hang'n a
picture on the wall.
Consider Gene Rodenberry and the communicators on Star Trek.
yep that's the one I was talking about. Funny after I posted your post was the next one I read .
There is an entire TV series dedicated to the predictions of science fiction writers, it's called 'prophets of science fiction' .
It covers the works of Asimov, PKD, Arthur C Clarke and others, Arthur C Clarke for instance proposed the idea of artificial satellites nearly twenty years before Sputnik was launched. And Orson Scott Card wrote about technology in Ender's game that closely resembles real time strategy games.
However these writers most accurate predictions are only coming into fruition now, there is still so much to discover and some of their other works of science fiction could become science fact in the next few decades.
edit on 3-1-2014 by Thecakeisalie because: (no reason given)