Tuesday, January 22, 2013
22 January 2013
Prediction: Contraception and control of disease is revising relations between the sexes to an extent that will change our entire social and economic structure.
Predictor: Robert A. Heinlein in 1950
Reality: Heinlein gets full marks for this one. The first birth control pills are a few years away, as is Salk's polio vaccine. While he might lose a half point for being vague about the nature of the change of the social and economic structure, he clearly sees it's coming and he's absolutely right the change in fifty years would be more drastic than what we had seen in the hundred years prior.
Nice work, Bob! Good on ya!
Looking one day... INTO THE FUTURE! John Elfreth Watkins foretells of the wonderfully healthy and quiet cities that exist ... in the year 2000!
Join me then... IN THE FUTURE!