2 years ago
Incredibly prescient forecast of the impact of the internet - or "videotex" as it's called in 1982. Fascinating stuff!
Kookyukie commented 2 years ago
That's fabulous. However, it makes me cringe to read today's predictions and realize how accurate they might be...
2 years, 1 month ago
Rather spooky how close this came to reality, although the timing is a little off.
2 years, 2 months ago
So right, yet so wrong, too. And no mention of the word, "Internet," although it certainly existed. (Of course, the web didn't exist back then.)
2 years, 3 months ago
Where do we come from?'The report warned that the new technology would raise difficult issues of privacy and control that will have to be addressed soon to ''maximize its benefits and minimize its threats to society.'' '
2 years, 4 months ago
By far my favorite sentence: "The 'extended family' might be recreated if the elderly can support themselves through electronic homework, making them more desirable to have around." Time to start pulling your weight, Grandma!
hrldcpr commented 2 years, 4 months ago
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jacobschulman commented 2 years, 4 months ago
Did you get this from Gruber?
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