Jul 18, 2014
Your comment concerning driverless cars was on the money. I repeated your comment, and appended this:
"streetcars" has it right, and unless he was really slow in school, I am older than he is. It isn't just from the 60s that we get failed predictions. In the 1930s (and, no, I am not that old) predicting the future was a very popular. There seemed to be less of that in the 40s, probably because of the distractions and depression brought about by World War II.
Predicting the future became popular again in the decades following the end of WW II and the predictions in the 50s and 60s were mixed with the reports of UFOs, and fads such as "alien sightings" and "alien abduction" stories.
There have been startling changes in technology and society over the past 60 years, but few of those changes were predicted by anyone, and most of the changes predicted have never taken place.
"You can only predict events after they have happened." -- Eugene Ionesco