Life in 2008

History, Silly, Infinite Series by Adam on 2008-09-09 07:03

What will life be like in 2008? An article from 1968 makes a slew of predictions. I’m impressed:

“The single most important item in 2008 households is the computer. These electronic brains govern everything from meal preparation and waking up the household to assembling shopping lists and keeping track of the bank balance. […]

Computers also handle travel reservations, relay telephone messages, keep track of birthdays and anniversaries, compute taxes and even figure the monthly bills for electricity, water, telephone and other utilities. Not every family has its private computer. Many families reserve time on a city or regional computer to serve their needs.”

Damn, it was doing so well right up until the last two sentences.

One comment per 'Life in 2008'

  1. Paul says:

    Actually, those last two sentences are not too far off. Not every family has a computer, and some have their computing needs served by computers in regional or city libraries.

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