The Internet Predicted (ca. 1974)


     "I foresee a universal information system (UIS), which will give everyone access at any given moment to the contents of any book that has ever been published or any magazine or any fact. The UIS will have individual miniature-computer terminals, central control points for the flood of information, and communication channels incorporating thousands of artificial communications from satellites, cables, and laser lines.

     Even the partial realization of the UIS will profoundly affect every person, his leisure activities, and his intellectual and artistic development ... But the true historic role of the UIS will be to break down the barriers to the exchange of information among countries and people."

Andrei Sakharov 1, 2


Quite accurate for a prediction of the Internet. It has a ways to go for the Internet to be universal, though, as about 60% of people in the world don't have access. Sill, it is quite accurate.
Posted by Anonymous on 9/18/2014 12:06:07 AM

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