Evaluating 8 Of Isaac Asimov's Predictions About 2014
He thought there would be no electrical cordsHere's how I know this prediction hasn’t come true, the computer I am currently typing on is situated next to a massive spiderweb of cords that I have neglected to organize since I moved into my apartment four years ago and likely pose a serious electrical hazard. But, a few points to Asimov for at least predicting the cordless revolution––my apartment may not be ready for an Asimovian future, but plenty of my gadgets already are (cell phone, electric shaver, etc.).
He thought there would be flying carsAh yes, the requisite flying car prediction, or as Asimov put it: “Even ground travel will increasingly take to the air a foot or two off the ground.” If you currently live on the planet, you will know that this has yet to come to fruition. However, that hasn't stopped people from predicting––though wanting may be the more appropriate term––this type of technology for the last 100 years. Isn’t it time someone came up with it? Where’s Doc Brown when you need him?