Futurist hit the spot in 1999

In 1999 the Norwegian author and astrophysicist Eirik Newth with a number of predictions for the future in the popular science book 'the Future'. The 55-yea

Futurist hit the spot in 1999

In 1999 the Norwegian author and astrophysicist Eirik Newth with a number of predictions for the future in the popular science book 'the Future'.

The 55-year-old Newth look back at his predictions, where he had some goals.

According to the Norwegian page 3.no, he forecast, for example, that flat panel displays would be a part of everyday life in people's homes.

'Long before 2020, most have a flat-screen tv, as get living rooms to remind you of venues. There are far more channels. Internet and tv will melt together,' he wrote, among other things.

Newth also predicted that the videoudlejningsbutikker would die out.

'instead of taking in the local video store and rent a movie, you will in the future be able to order movies via the internet, which can then be sent directly to the large flat screen on the wall.'

According to the Norwegian ComputerWorld were flat screens only really allemandseje in Norway in 2005.

the streaming service Netflix came to the world in 2012. Then have a number of other streaming services tried to win the consumers ' favor.

On a different technological point hit he is also quite the spot. Newth was convinced that the so-called informationsmaskine would be a hit. Here, one would, by 2050, could see the tv, see video, hear music and look at pictures.

You will also be able to get access to word processors, play music and play games on the net. Moreover, one would also be able to combine it with satellittelefonen, then you would also be able to communicate with everyone.

'In the first place IM will be very expensive and reserved for people in the rich north. But gradually it becomes an indispensable part of life for people, such as the television is for most people on the earth today.'

You can choose to interpret his IM as a modern smartphone.

Newth was also skeptical of the vehicles that are powered by fossil fuels.

'a Few prophecies about the future is more secure than this. Benzinbilen will disappear,' he wrote, among other things.

He put emphasis on the fact that it probably was not something that would happen right away, as the alternatives were not good enough. Newth thought to hybrid cars and hydrogen-powered cars would be the solution.

As most of you know, so has the electric car has not yet really come through, and we are still running in cars that run on fossil fuels. But the big automakers are betting more and more on greener alternatives.

He has written more about his many predictions of his own blog.

Updated Date: 25 December 2019, 06:00

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