Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Happy Birthday Robert Heinlein

Robert Heinlein
Today, July 7th, is Heinlein's birthday!

This fun fact led me down the web surfing hole to find an article over at Writers Write - Robert A. Heinlein's 19 Predictions For The Future.

This got me thinking and I decided to make my own predictions:
  • Obesity, depression, PTSD, epilepsy and many other things will be cured by Deep Brain Implant technology.
  • Deep brain implants will give us wireless personal high fidelity audio interfaces with no headphones.
  • Cars will become so smart and safe, 5 year old children will be delivered to kindergarten in them alone.
  • Personal AIs will be common and speak to us in our heads all the time.
  • Human/computer interfaces will move pass keyboards and voice to gesture controls.
  • Augmented Reality will become the primary education tool.
  • The next nuclear war will not involve the USA.
  • A revolution in battery life and power generation will change everything.
  • One of the richest people in the world will start a private space program and go back to the moon.
  • Political Correctness will fade and history will look back at that period as a kind of cultural weakness and even mental illness causing people to fear everything.
  • The media will be forbidden from showing murders faces or revealing their identity or risk massive fines, just as they are now forbidden from revealing the names of minors or rape victims. This will eliminate nearly all mass murderers because they will no longer be famous.
I could work this list all day.

--Gave me quite a few writing ideas...

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