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How Isaac Asimov Got 2014 Both So Right and So Wrong

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Isaac Asimov

Asimov imagined a future exactly like the present for 2014, but with underground cities, moon colonies, and awesome hovercars.

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In 1964, legendary writer of science fiction and science fact Isaac Asimov visited the World's Fair, where a General Electric pavilion chronicling advances in electric appliances inspired him to imagine how that progress might continue into the future.

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