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Your Predictions for 2064

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Yesterday, we spoke with Matt Novak of Gizmodo's "Paleofuture" blog about Isaac Asimov's 1964 predictions for 2014. Now, we want to get your predictions for fifty years from now -- life in 2064. Post your predictions now, and Matt will be back at 11:40 on Tuesday to assess your predictions and talk about the state of futurism.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Port Authority; Women Online; Baby Boomers; Predictions for 2064

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

With names still emerging in the Bridgegate scandal, is the structure of the Port Authority partially to blame? WNYC's Andrea Bernstein breaks down the chain of authority at the Port Authority. Then: writer Amanda Hess explains why women aren't really welcome on the internet. Plus: a look back at the Baby Boom generation with P.J. O'Rourke, and a look ahead to the future inspired by Isaac Asimov.

The Brian Lehrer Show

Isaac Asimov's 2014 Predictions, Today

Monday, January 13, 2014

"Mankind will have become largely a race of machine tenders,” is one of the many predictions science fiction writer Isaac Asimov made in 1964 for what life would be like today. Matt Novak, writer of Gizmodo's Paleofuture blog, talks about what Asimov got right and wrong.

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