Friday, October 26, 2012

90-year-old Future Predictions

I always think it is fun to read predictions of the future made in the past. This is a good one:
It is full of good or interesting quotes:
"at any case within the next century sugar and starch will be about as cheap as sawdust"
"The biological invention then tends to begin as a perversion and end as a ritual supported by unquestioned beliefs and prejudices."
"for we are at present almost completely ignorant of biology, a fact which often escapes the notice of biologists"
"The conservative has but little to fear from the man whose reason is the servant of his passions, but let him beware of him in whom reason has become the greatest and most terrible of the passions."

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