I must admit when I looked up past predictions for 2020 – I found some that made me laugh.
In 1966 Arthur C. Clark who co-wrote the screenplay for 2001: “Space Odyssey”- believed that in 2020 houses would be able to fly and relocate anywhere in the world. Without any help from you – your house could fly South for the winter – while you were asleep.
In 1900 John Elfreth Watkins Jr. -Ladies Home Journal – believed that C, X. and Q could be deleted from the alphabet. They were unnecessary letters. We would begin to spell by sound and use condensed words. 2020 – “Me happy, good, hi!”
1966 – Time Magazine – Mail would be delivered by rockets in 2020.
1950 – In 2020 Women would all be built like wrestlers. (I am too old to try this!)
1939 – Antenna hats and disposable socks for everyone in 2020.
1911 – Everything will be made of steel in 2020 – including baby cradles.
1913 – Everyone will be vegetarians in 2020. (Not Me!)
1997 – Humans will arrive on Mars. (Not Me – I have motion sickness!)
1966 – Time Magazine – No one works in 2020 and we will all be rich. Total robot work force. (Yes!!!)
1994 – Rand Corp. – Animal employees in 2020. That shoots the prediction above. Train Apes as chauffeurs to drive us around, garden for us, and to be housekeepers. (Gotta see this!)
1950 – Robot Therapists? (Only as smart as the person who programmed them!)
I predict that we will all get a good laugh about the predictions from the past. May your year of 2020 be happy and productive.