Future that sort of is

Here’s a gem from a book written in 1981, which predicts that the only crime in the future would be computer crime.

(via PaleoFuture)

Obviously crime is additive, not subtractive.

Reading this, I started out thinking of it as the usual sort of “hey, where’s my flying car!” future-gazing.  But by the end, their description of the current state of malware was not too far off the mark.

Except that “cassette” bit.  That made me giggle.

Because clearly storage media wasn’t going to advance past (very easily destroyed) 1970s technology.

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