Back to the Future

2020 sounds so futuristic, but here we are.

The milestone decade is represented in movies like ‘Back to the Future” where our possible predicted reality was flying cars, hover boards and time travel.

…And not just flying cars! Flying houses were also on the list. Arthur C. Clarke, futurist, inventor and co-writer of “2001: A Space Odyssey”, believed that the house of the future would be moveable and “whole communities may migrate south in the winter, or move to new lands whenever they feel the need for a change of scenery.”

Other predictions for 2020 according to the RAND Corporation include the use of well-trained apes as family chauffeurs. RAND, a global think tank, predicted as recently as 1994, that we would have animal employees by the year 2020 to do our household chores. Imagine that!

2020 was also predicted as the year that humans will arrive on Mars , the year we will all be wearing antenna hats and we will have robots as therapists…Well, not quite yet.

So what are your predictions for 2020 and how do we talk about them in terms of probability in English?


How to Make Predictions in English

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