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, and an insistent cat. Author of Gladness is Infectious, 24 flashes, How to Play a Blue Guitar, A Bridge at Crossroads, Refuse to be Afraid, and A Scream of Consciousness.

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

%d bloggers like this: