PREDICTING THE FUTURE
Kevin Drum has compiled an amusing list of predictions from the February 1950 edition of Popular Mechanics. He provides delightful commentary of how the predicitions turned out.
While I enjoyed the list, I have to point out one minor flaw:
Prediction: Atomic power is not used because it is hopelessly inefficient. It is used only in the cold, sunless north.
Evaluation: Atomic power works fine. France practically runs on the stuff.
Now, either it works fine or it’s powering France. Which is it?