Predicting the Year 2000 in 1964

August 10th, 2012

The April 16, 1964 edition of the New York Times Magazine was dedicated to predicting New York City in the future.

They were close on estimating the population (331 million estimate v. 281 million actual). They bombed the predicted GNP ($2 trillion estimate v. $10 trillion actual). And they vastly overestimated how flying machines would transform transportation.

H/T Tyler Cowen