Prognostico the Great predicts the future, circa 1969

In the year 2021 people will be able to go into a phone booth and make a telecall where you can see the other person on video. No — even better — phones will be so portable that you can make a video call from wherever you are — anyone can, not just Dick Tracy.

You’ll be able to pop some food into the over, press a few buttons, and have your hot meal ready in just a few seconds.

Cars will have autopilots so you can park or cruise down the highway without thinking about it. Books will be on little computer screens, and so are encyclopedias and all the world’s knowledge at your fingertips.

You can order household goods or almost any product in the world and have it delivered to your doorstep in a day or two, or even a few hours.

War? Tyranny? Senseless hate? Bullies? Still working on it.

Oh, yeah, and no flying cars. Sorry.

Published by WarrenBluhm

Wordsmith and podcaster, Warren is a reporter, editor and storyteller who lives near the shores of Green Bay with his wife, two golden retrievers, Dejah and Summer, and Blackberry, an insistent cat. Author of It's Going to Be All Right, Echoes of Freedom Past, Full, Refuse to be Afraid, Gladness is Infectious, 24 flashes, How to Play a Blue Guitar, Myke Phoenix: The Complete Novelettes, A Bridge at Crossroads, The Imaginary Bomb, A Scream of Consciousness, and The Imaginary Revolution.

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