Science fiction makes a lot of predictions about the future (that’s really the point, isn’t it?), but the predictions often go awry. The best science fiction looks at the future, trying to see where we are headed and what it will be like when we get there. Some authors are so good at this it seems as though they actually are able to peer into the future (even if only through a scanner darkly) and tell stories of what is to come. But even the best sci-fi has, over the years, gotten a lot wrong about what was the future when it was written.
2013 is over, and Jason Cranford Teague thought it seems to be an appropriate time to look at a few things that were supposed to happen (or have happened) by this year, but didn’t.