What Did Asimov Say?

2019 is just a day away……and pundits are all over the tube predicting the next 6 to 12 months…..but 35 years ago SciFi writer Issac Asimov predicted year 2019…..

lf we look into the world as it may be at the end of another generation, let’s say 2019 — that’s 35 years from now, the same number of years since 1949 when George Orwell’s 1984 was first published — three considerations must dominate our thoughts:

1. Nuclear war. 2. Computerization. 3. Space utilization.

If the United States and the Soviet Union flail away at each other at any time between now and 2019, there is absolutely no use to discussing what life will be like in that year. Too few of us, or of our children and grand· children, will be alive then for there to be any point in describing the precise condition of global misery at that time.

https://www.thestar.com/news/world/2018/12/27/35-years-ago-isaac-asimov-was-asked-by-the-star-to-predict-the-world-of-2019-here-is-what-he-wrote.html

Does anyone want to look that far into the future?  If so then let the predictions fly.

Another short posting day….everyone please be well, be safe…..chuq

Advertisements

15 thoughts on “What Did Asimov Say?

  1. Most predictions have not happened in my lifetime. I think it will take another 100 years before the wildest ones become reality. And everyone might be speaking Chinese by then. 🙂
    Best wishes, Pete.

  2. 2054? Prediction much the same as Asimov’s except we will be expired from either, and/or new global pandemics and nearly universal crop failures of all grains and tubers – all will be the result of nature trying to re- balance what humans have unbalanced. Happy New Year – we have maybe 10-15 years.

  3. If the scientist are right, and they probably are, sea levels will be higher, there will be droughts and famine in much of the now civilized world. Displacements of millions of people. Shortages of oil and energy, Betond that it is hard to predict. But does not sound promising.

    Happy New Year.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.