A brief look at the history of “the future”:
In the annals of history, 1990 will be remembered for the reunification of Germany, fighting in the Persian Gulf, Milli Vanilli, and a deluge of denim. We recently stumbled upon an article that ran in U.S. News & World Report on this date in 1967 entitled “The Wondrous World of 1990,” predicting what life would be like in the great unknown of the future. Some of the predictions are downright hilarious (imagine freight being shot across the country by missiles in mere minutes), while others are surprisingly accurate to current times, but were a bit off in 1990 (think video phones and tele-conferencing, and a virtually “cashless” and “checkless” economy run by computers). U.S. News also hinted at the invention of the GPS and even foresaw the feasibility of “Go-Gurt” (food eaten out of a pouch).