Also posted on my site: Homeschooling the Minds of Tomorrow
According to littlethings.com, the people of 1899 envisioned these wacky “smart classrooms” in which Alice and Johnny’s thoughts were plugged in and read. Yikes!
In 1946, the first ENIC, or Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer was born. Predictions for the future of computers were way off! According to the March 1949 edition of Popular Mechanics, it was believed that while “…a calculator like ENIAC today is equipped with 18,000 vacuum tubes and weighs 30 tons, computers in the future may have only 1000 vacuum tubes and perhaps weigh only 1½ tons.”
Now let me introduce something that is not just a fantasy of tomorrow: the hoverboard! Lexus has been working on this bad boy and has had it “tested” by some of today’s skate boarding pros. Did you know there is such a thing as a levitation engineer?! Me either!