Andrey (azangru) wrote,
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On predicting the future

It seemed to him unidealistically probable, for all the “contemporary furniture” of the 1930’s, that most people would continue, at least for a few hundred years, to sit in chairs, eat from dishes upon tables, read books — no matter how many cunning phonographic substitutes might be invented, wear shoes or sandals, sleep in beds, write with some sort of pens, and in general spend twenty or twenty-two hours a day much as they had spent them in 1930, in 1630.

— Sinclair Lewis


It has not yet been a few hundred years since the 1930s (not even one hundred years, come to think of it), yet I routinely consume fiction (or nonfiction) via the cunning phonographic substitutes — and as for some sort of pens, well...
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