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The London Evening Standard, in 1999, looked back and predicted for the year 2000: "The Millennium has long proved irresistible to TV pseudo-science programmes," it wrote. "Since the early Sixties, their presenters have been telling us, authoritatively, what to expect in 2000. Futuristic transport provision has been a hot topic. A young James Burke predicted Londoners would get work via the River Thames, safely tucked inside inflated plastic bags, and remote control cars were predicted for the Eighties. There were walking bikes with artificial feet, cars on stilts, and one looked like a slug on wheels, run by computer-aided navigation."
From the book Bad Predictions by Laura Lee
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