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1964, Isaac Asimov Imagined the World in 2014

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 02 January 2014 - 09:14 PM

In August of 1964, just more than 50 years ago, author Isaac Asimov wrote a piece in The New York Times, pegged to that summer's World Fair.

In the essay, Asimov imagines what the World Fair would be like in 2014 - his future, our present.


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Posted 02 January 2014 - 09:22 PM

Pity the author of that story went off on a bit of a rant about how humans are destroying the Planet rather than talking about the story it's supposed to be talking about, isn't it.

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Posted 02 January 2014 - 10:43 PM

Why read some idiot's blog when he starts out by linking you to a much better author?

Asimov's essays are always good reading.


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