history
This 1966 Article About ‘Computer Danger’ Predicted a Bleak Future of Bank Crimes and Info Leaks

When it comes to high-tech surveillance, identity theft, and financial crimes, humanity lives in a hell of its own making. Technology here in the second decade of the 21st century has created a world where our personal information is constantly getting exposed. And for what benefit? The “convenience” of being able to pay our bills online. But we can’t say we weren’t warned. People in 1966 saw where all of this automation was heading. Read More >>

predictions
Predictions for the Year 2018 From the 20th Century

It’s the year 2018. And while we have some very cool tech that we take for granted, we’re still waiting on quite a few things that we were promised. But what did the people of yesteryear imagine 2018 would be like? Read More >>

year 2000
The Year 2000 Is Officially Retro

I’m calling it. The year 2000 is officially retro. Fight me. Read More >>

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Stranger Things Is Ruining Netflix for Me

In theory, one of the best things about living in 2017 is that we have over a century of recorded entertainment that we can enjoy virtually anytime we like. But in practice, we’re still not there. And it’s all because video streaming services like Netflix only care about signing up new customers who just want completely new content like Stranger Things. That singled-minded drive is ruining Netflix. Read More >>

business
Jack Ma Predicts People Will Work Just 16 Hours Per Week by 2047

Jack Ma, the billionaire businessman and chairman of the Alibaba Group, believes that automation will help workers of the future enjoy more leisure time. In fact, he sees a future where people will be working just 16 hours per week by 2047. Read More >>

money
Canadian Article From 1981 Predicted the Gender Pay Gap Would Disappear by 2017

The gender pay gap is pretty striking in most parts of the world. In the US, women make 80 cents for every dollar a man makes. In Canada, it’s 73 cents. But back in the early 1980s, some foresaw the complete disappearance of that gap, specifically by the year 2017. Read More >>

history
Lost Essay Reveals Winston Churchill Was Almost Certain Aliens Exist

Unlike so many politicians these days, Winston Churchill held a deep admiration for learning and science. A rediscovered essay — forgotten in a museum for nearly sixty years — reveals Churchill’s astoundingly scientific thoughts on such topics as cosmology, the origin of life, and the likelihood of extraterrestrials. Incredibly, he was all but certain that aliens exist. Read More >>

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Yes, the Eerie Carl Sagan Prediction That’s Going Viral Is Real

Did Carl Sagan really warn about a time in the future when manufacturing jobs would slip away, when the average person would have virtually no control over their political lives, and when we would all cling to superstitions? Yes, Sagan did predict just that. The screenshot you may have seen floating around social media is real. And plenty of people are worried that Carl was talking about our era. Read More >>

internet
Watching David Bowie Argue With Paxman About the Future of the Internet Is Beautiful

In 1999, Davide Bowie sat down for a TV interview with the BBC's Jeremy Paxman. Bowie explains that if he were a kid of the 1990s he wouldn’t have become a pop star. Instead, Bowie probably would’ve become obsessed with the internet. Why? According to Bowie, that’s where the potentially interesting—chaotic, nihilistic, and truly rebellious—stuff was really happening. Read More >>

year in review
The Most Futuristic Predictions That Came True in 2016

Another year has passed, which means we’re another step closer to the tomorrow of our dreams. Here are the most futuristic developments of 2016. Read More >>

predictions
This 2007 Video About The Futuristic World of 2017 is Super Depressing

Remember the year 2007? I bet you do. You were so young and vibrant and full of life. You had that thing you were going to do but then never did. And then there was that place you wanted to go but never went. You probably dreamed of what the world might look like in 10 years' time — filled with technological wonders and exciting opportunities. Well, it’s 10 years later. How’s things? Read More >>

music
Killjoy Scientists Develop Song Catchiness Test Algorithm

It might be possible to predict hit records to some degree of success, says a team of academics having fun measuring the structure of hit pop tunes at a university. Read More >>

history
This Kid Predicted What the Year 2016 Would Be Like In 1996, and He Was Adorably Wrong

Back in 1996 a young boy wrote a letter for school with predictions about the year 2016. Christopher Janitz was just nine years old and little did he know his mother would save that letter and present it to him on his 29th birthday. Read More >>

science
Over 40? Ubble Test Lets You Find Out if You Will be Dead in Five Years

Having a good day? Isn't the weather nice? Now how about putting those happy thoughts aside and contemplating your mortality? How about taking the Ubble test... Read More >>

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Apple Prophet Says New iPhone is Coming

We are apparently so desperate as a civilisation for news of the next iPhone that there are Apple diviners who specialise in predicting when it will come. Now the best of these diviners, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, says he’s convinced the new iPhone is coming in August. Read More >>