This is an amazing piece to me because it illustrates how we can barely see a few years into our future. On one hand, there were some interesting predictions that came true: checking your bank balance via cable, for example. But look at how utterly blind they were (and understandably so) about what was right around the corner: the Internet. As strange as it may seem, we are just as blind about our future today.
Even more revealing are Wallace’s fears about “big brother” coming through the cable: how wrong that was yet, with today’s full body scans, how right he was but of something completely unthinkable back them (global terrorism). So take comfort: we have absolutely NO idea of the future!
Does that scare you?