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2010 by Geoffrey Hoyle
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Jan 13, 2010

it was amazing
bookshelves: made-me-laugh
Read in January, 2010

Predictions of the year 2010 as imagined in 1972? Brilliant! It's shocking how many of Hoyle's predictions came true. (BTW, Hoyle is the son of famous astronomer, Fred Hoyle.) Vision phones replace: books, telephones, classrooms, offices, restaurant menus and more! All students' homework is stored on a massive computer at the school. "In the year 2010 everyone wears a jumpsuit and shoes." Ok, maybe that last one didn't come true, but the jumpsuit illustrations are hilariously both futuristic and way out of date.

You can read the whole book here with some amusing commentary:

In addition, the owner of the tumblr site has been trying to contact Geoffrey Hoyle to ask him about how his predictions have held up to the real 2010. He started a Facebook group to report his findings. I can't wait!

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