Re: Volunteers search extropian archives for bad predictions?

From: Spike Jones (
Date: Mon Mar 12 2001 - 23:29:37 MST

Randy Smith wrote:

> On this list, now and in the past, it seems like there are always a
> lot of predictions and reports about when such and such geewhiz
> science-tech will be available,Ya know, I would really like to see
> all the failed predictions about when such and such would happen. This
> list started in the mid-90s, correct? I am sure there are plenty of
> targets for this sort of operation.I actually tried this once but it
> turned out that the search facility for the archives was not up to the
> task. It took too long. Any volunteers?

I predict that software to find incorrect technopredictions will be
available in two years. If in less than two years I wrote the
software to do this, but it took too long, would it find itself? spike

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