In 1968 “a thousand “leaders and future leaders, ranging from the economist John Kenneth Galbraith to the peace activist Arthur Waskow,” were invited to a conference by the Foreign Policy Association. The confab was call to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the F.P.A. and asked the gathered experts “to gaze fifty years ahead. An accompanying book shared the conference’s far-off title: “Toward the Year 2018.”

Well, the results are in and according to this piece in the New Yorker by Paul Collins  “for every amusingly wrong prediction in “Toward the Year 2018,” …, there’s one unnervingly close to the mark.” Needless to say it makes for some fascinating reading.

(Thanks to John Riley of Gabriel Books for providing ATG Quirkies.)