Well, it’s new years. You know what that means. The scandal sheets lining up their predictions for the future.
But instead of looking towards the future from today, what about seeing what was predicted for today from someone from yesterday. Specifically, someone in 1930.
Shortly before he died in 1930, former cabinet minister and leading lawyer FE Smith, a friend of Winston Churchill and one of the more outspoken British politicians of his age, wrote a book containing predictions of how the world would look in 100 years’ time. They covered science, lifestyles, politics and war.
So what did he say? How much of what he predicted turned out to be true?