The predictions the world of 2019 of Isaac Asimov
01-02-2019, 08:30 PM
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 compsystems Senior Member Posts: 1,229 Joined: Dec 2013
The predictions the world of 2019 of Isaac Asimov
Las predicciones del año 2019 de Isaac Asimov
https://www.neoteo.com/las-predicciones-...ac-asimov/

35 years ago, Isaac Asimov was asked by the Star to predict the world of 2019. Here is what he wrote
https://www.thestar.com/news/world/2018/...wrote.html

01-02-2019, 10:16 PM
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 Steve Simpkin Senior Member Posts: 438 Joined: Dec 2013
RE: The predictions the world of 2019 of Isaac Asimov
A very interesting read! A bit like opening a time capsule.
As mentioned in the companion article, Isaac Asimov was no Nostradamus.
https://www.thestar.com/news/world/2018/...damus.html

And where is my flying car that we were promised was "just around the corner", in the 1060's, dammit!
01-03-2019, 07:02 AM
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 Dan Member Posts: 162 Joined: Jan 2017
RE: The predictions the world of 2019 of Isaac Asimov
Blade Runner is set in 2019, but I don't think there are any replicants around here.
01-03-2019, 08:13 AM
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 Thomas Klemm Senior Member Posts: 1,447 Joined: Dec 2013
RE: The predictions the world of 2019 of Isaac Asimov
Quote:$$(\sqrt[n]{a})^n=(a^\frac{1}{n})=a$$

Wat?
01-03-2019, 10:15 AM
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 pier4r Senior Member Posts: 2,019 Joined: Nov 2014
RE: The predictions the world of 2019 of Isaac Asimov
I guess it was a^n

Anyway Asimov had quite some prediction capabilities .

Wikis are great, Contribute :)
01-06-2019, 09:52 PM
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 Gerson W. Barbosa Senior Member Posts: 1,272 Joined: Dec 2013
RE: The predictions the world of 2019 of Isaac Asimov
(01-03-2019 10:15 AM)pier4r Wrote:  Anyway Asimov had quite some prediction capabilities .

Also did Ray Bradbury:

https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style...31947.html
01-07-2019, 12:42 PM
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 EugeneNine Member Posts: 263 Joined: Feb 2017
RE: The predictions the world of 2019 of Isaac Asimov
Doesn't appear to be all that accurate, maybe 50/50. His predictions on education and the moon are wrong for example
01-08-2019, 07:03 AM
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 Dan Member Posts: 162 Joined: Jan 2017
RE: The predictions the world of 2019 of Isaac Asimov
(01-07-2019 12:42 PM)EugeneNine Wrote:  Doesn't appear to be all that accurate, maybe 50/50. His predictions on education and the moon are wrong for example

This is common for people that saw the moon landing. I don't blame them, things were progressing quite quickly until people realised just how difficult, expensive and dangerous space travel/colonisation really is.
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