1987 Time Capsule Predictions

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1987 Time Capsule Predictions

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Fri Aug 03, 2012 11:50 am

This I found rather interesting well known SF AUTHORS predictions for 2012. :o :)

http://www.writersofthefuture.com/time- ... redictions
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Re: 1987 Time Capsule Predictions

Postby raisindot » Fri Aug 03, 2012 12:49 pm

Quite amazing how totally wrong most of these predictions were. Of course, someone who focus on the few that have come true and treat the writer as the "SF Nostradamus."
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Re: 1987 Time Capsule Predictions

Postby Bouncy Castle » Fri Aug 03, 2012 1:30 pm

I'd never heard of any of them, with the exception of Asimov. :oops:
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Re: 1987 Time Capsule Predictions

Postby Tonyblack » Fri Aug 03, 2012 1:45 pm

:shock: Really?

Some interesting totally wrong ideas there. I find those more amusing that the correct ones. :D
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Re: 1987 Time Capsule Predictions

Postby Penfold » Fri Aug 03, 2012 1:56 pm

What always surprises me is the amount of stuff from Star Trek (original series) that has become commonplace today. :shock:

http://www.filmjunk.com/2009/01/21/trek ... use-today/
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Re: 1987 Time Capsule Predictions

Postby jaznbonnie » Sat Aug 04, 2012 12:49 am

Looks like Orson Scott Card came the closest to reality. :?
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Re: 1987 Time Capsule Predictions

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Sat Aug 04, 2012 11:59 am

I would have liked to have see Neal Stephenson's reply in there as well, as soon of what he wrote about in Snowcrash has turned out to be not far from the truth.
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Re: 1987 Time Capsule Predictions

Postby Del » Thu Aug 09, 2012 5:56 am

There was a series on SBS (TV) here recently. Each programme dealt with one SF author and how their work translated into modern day as it is now. (Obviously no fantasy writers included). Alot of them were remarkably accurate.

What none of them saw was the web, social media and the "gamer" trends. But then none of them saw just how fast, powerful and compact computers would become. To be fair... neither did most scientists before it was done.
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Re: 1987 Time Capsule Predictions

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Sat Aug 11, 2012 10:07 pm

Can you remember who the authors were Del. :?:
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Re: 1987 Time Capsule Predictions

Postby Joolz » Sat Aug 11, 2012 10:21 pm

Who's Wee Dug wrote:Can you remember who the authors were Del. :?:


Might have been something like this- http://www.questtv.co.uk/shows/prophets ... ce-fiction
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