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Toward the year 2018: Prediction from 50 years ago.



Gordon F. MacDonald, writes a chapter on space eerily predicting that the Apollo missions would run out of political will, but weather and communications satellites would not.

“A global communication system . . . would permit the use of giant computer complexes,” he adds, noting the revolutionary potential of a data bank that “could be queried at any time.”

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