Self-driving cars and ocean colonies: revisit Isaac Asimov’s vision of 2014

Isaac Asimov has detailed countless visions for what the future could look like, most with a clear label of “fiction” on them. But in 1964, while reflecting on that year’s World’s Fair, Asimov described in The New York Times what he believed the 2014 World’s Fair would really look like. He predicted a world of advanced appliances, simple robots, and incredible ways of harnessing power, with a common theme being that “gadgetry will continue to relieve mankind of tedious jobs.”

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