Predictions

You ever think about how the price of space tourism continuing to plummet means we’re probably within a decade of the first live-streamed space (adult content)?
Or how that’s probably going to get comparable viewer numbers to the moon landing?
Or how the nature of the public/private partnership model means that NASA will probably pay a significant part of the launch cost if the capsule is going to dock with the ISS?
NASA is going to contribute tens of millions of dollars toward the first live-streamed space (adult content) in the next decade and I doubt they even know it yet.
I don’t even think it’s going to be an official (adult content) mission. It’s going to be some dumb rich kid doing like a Paris Hilton sex tape thing on the rocket ride their parents buy them for graduating 837th at Yale.
What a time to be alive.

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I have a large book put out in the 1970s called The Book of Predictions and has predictions of the future from everyone from scientists to futurists to so-called psychics. And they got most of it wrong. The future is just not predictable.

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I have a book called The People’s Almanac that came out in 1975 and had predictions from psychics and scientists about the decades to come. Some of the psychic predictions were very specific, and all of them have turned out to be wrong. Some of the scientist predictions came close, but most of them were wrong too.

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That’s by the same people who did The Book of Predictions. They also did The Book of Lists.

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I not too long ago read a book of ACM (computer nerds) predictions from the late '90s limited strictly to what computers would be like, and while they were shooting for as far as 50 years later, most of them were “not even wrong”. None meaningfully predicted either smart phones or social media, but there was a lengthy article on how critical developments in POTS (aka land-lines) were going to be.

There was one really insightful piece which is cosmically tragic now: An article on how consumers were going to have to take steps to protect their privacy because surely—surely!—they would not be okay with the sort of data collection going on in 1997 if it wasn’t reined in right away. :cry:

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Wisest and truest prediction, in both the ring and in life?

Thank you,

I’m now going to ask Lesley to change my forum name to PessiMSTie

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Adults? On the internet? Hah! I’ll believe that when I see it. : P

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The predictions from the super-optimistic 50s assured us that in the future, we would barely have to work because of automation. We would all stand around in our Push-Button Homes of the Future in our togas, strumming lyres and writing poetry.

Nobody ever thought to ask how we’d get the money to do all this if we didn’t have jobs anymore. Socialistic wealth distribution did not figure in the super-optimistic 50s.

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There’s a Bridget and Mary Jo RiffTrax short that’s called something like The Home of The Future that’s a good example of this phenomenon.

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Halloween will occur on October 31st. I know correlation does not imply causation but…