The New York Times Imagines the Futuristic World of 1998(ish)

By April 28, 2013 Trends No Comments

It’s fun to imagine what the future holds. When Disneyland opened in 1955, Tomorrowland envisioned the world of 1986, although we have to assume that Walt Disney knew that the park’s portrayal of the future was somewhat fantastical. The linked article from a 1982 edition of The New York Times details a slightly more realistic look at the world of tomorrow from that point in time, although some of the conclusions read about as fantastical as mountain-sized spaceships or tourism to the moon. Amongst some of the predictions: A rise in videotex terminals! The fall of the American two-party political system and rise of hundreds of political parties! Massive privacy issues! (Okay, so they got that one right.)

It’s a fascinating read, and before we poke too much fun maybe we should write our own article on what the world of 2033 will look like.


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