But for every amusingly wrong prediction, there’s one unnervingly close to the mark. It’s the same Thomas Malone who, amid predictions of weaponized hurricanes, wonders aloud whether “large-scale climate modification will be effected inadvertently” from rising levels of carbon dioxide.
“Putting broad-band communications, picture telephones, and instant computerized retrieval in the hands of [governments] is like feeding pastry to a fat man.”