Monday, January 04, 2010

Yesterday's tomorrow today

Which magazine--that your humble narrator used to read avidly--had a penchant for making the following kind of predictions?

"By 2000...Sweden will have a largely automated robot society."

Paul Collins remembers Omni.

5 comments:

mikeovswinton said...

Went there the other new year, and it has, hasn't it? Saw a cracking Stockholm based Bulgarian style music band at a jazz club ("Ostblocket"). They weren't robots.

John Carter Wood said...

Are you sure they weren't robots? How could you tell?

mikeovswinton said...

Would robots have three tuba players instead of a bassist?

John Carter Wood said...

I think you may have just identified a worthy competitor to the Turing test.

Well done.

mikeovswinton said...

Can I patent it and make a lot of money and retire? I'm somehow guessing the answer is going to be 'no', but live in hope.