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How Isaac Asimov correctly predicted 2014 tech in 1964

Jason Snell | Sept. 2, 2013
Unencumbered by the details of today's world, science fiction can make audiences think about modern issues without getting bogged down with the details and prejudices that might make them less open-minded

Today's world is definitely in the middle of a transition, and the information economy is growing. I don't think our high-school students need to be taught binary arithmetic, but teaching them how to write apps or perform good database queries might not be such a bad idea. And why wait for high school?

The lucky few who can be involved in creative work of any sort will be the true elite of mankind, for they alone will do more than serve a machine.

I'm sorry, this article is over. I have to finish writing it on my laptop and post it to a web server where it can be indexed by Google. Take that, machines!



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