Gerry Canavan

the smartest kid on earth

Blast from the Past

leave a comment »

An all-male troop of science fiction writers from 1987 predict 2012. Only Asimov really comes close:

Assuming we haven’t destroyed ourselves in a nuclear war, there will be 8-10 billion of us on this planet—and widespread hunger. These troubles can be traced back to President Ronald Reagan who smiled and waved too much.

Though Gregory Benford has his moment:

…the attitudes expressed in this collection of predictions will seem very outmoded and “twen-cen.”

Nailed it.

Written by gerrycanavan

July 24, 2012 at 8:20 am

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 )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: