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People's Almanac Presents Book of Predictions

by David Wallechinsky, Amy Wallace, Irving Wallace

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First published back in the early 1980s, "the Book of Predictions" is best experienced as a book chock full of predictions that time has proved incredibly wrong.

Produced by the "People's Almanac" team of Wallaces and Wallechinskys, this is a not overly interesting book, where my favourite moment was someone predicting that cricket Test matches would be played to large crowds in New York and noting that no one could possibly predict the internet. ( )
  MiaCulpa | Nov 20, 2017 |
This is still very much fun to read because now we can check the accuracy. ( )
  stevetempo | Nov 6, 2008 |
Twenty five years after the publication of this book, it is far more interesting than it was at its original debut. The book is little more than predictions - some by famous people, some by well-qualified authorities. Reading it now, it is quaint, amusing, sad, startling to see how accurate or inaccurate these predictions were. ( )
  AlexTheHunn | Mar 3, 2006 |
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Twenty years ago it would have been difficult to convince people there would soon be portable computers, video tape machines, digital watches, microwave ovens, birth-control pills, supersonic passenger planes, and test-tube babies. There was little thought that the next two decades would bring heart and kidney transplants, moonwalks, spacecraft on Mars and Venus, discovery of DNA, satellite broadcasts, and a U.S. President who would resign from office. As the authors of this unusual book tell you, "In the light of the recent past there is no reason to disbelieve the advent of new miracles. Open your mind. Make way for tomorrow.
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