SF Writers’ Imaginings about 2012
In 1987, some science fiction writers of note made a time capsule of their expectations for 2012, as reported by the gizmag tech blog. So now the cork has been popped from the capsule. What did they think? Mutant avengers take over the world? Dead atmosphere? Elvis returns to finish what he had begun? The experiment looked ahead only twenty-five years, so it’s surprising what some of the conclusions were.
I won’t tread on the original blogger’s turf much, but one prediction has an interesting note in today’s news. The Mars explorer craft, Curiosity, landed today, unmanned and unwomaned. One time-capsule prediction was that there would be Mars and moon bases by now. That prediction was off by half, at least.
The time capsule was the baby of the Writers of the Future folks.